(Charlestown, Nevis March 2, 2007) "The Government of Nevis has been having extended discussions with the Newfound Group and we have negotiated the best deal for the island of Nevis," said Premier of Nevis, the Hon. Joseph Parry.
The comment was made when the Nevis Island Administration and the Newfound Group held a press conference this afternoon Friday, March 2 at the Bath Hotel conference room, to discuss recent developments of the 600 acres issue here in Nevis.
In attendance at the conference together with the Premier of Nevis the Hon. Joseph Parry was Cabinet Secretary- Ashley Farrell, Deputy Premier Hon. Hensley Daniel, Ministers of State the Hon. Carlisle Powell and the Hon. Dwight Cozier. Newfound Development was represented by Mr. Brian Dobbins, Mr. Michael Morton of TDC was present as was Starwood representative Mr. Todd Reppert. ~~adz:Right~~
During the press conference Mr. Parry disclosed the opening of a Starwood Hotel on the island, a vocational school for Tourism and Hospitality training and a new concession deal that was originally contracted for 30 years by the Concerned Citizens Movement (CCM) , presently negotiated to 20 years by the Nevis Reformation Party (NRP) led Nevis Island Administration (NIA).
Additionally, Premier Parry informed the public about the recovery of over 170 acres of land at a cost of US$2 Million that was originally included in the sale to the Newfound Group. The restoration of about 200 yards of beach was also announced to be an initiative to be undertaken by the developers for the benefit of the general public.
Also present was the various local media houses who were given the opportunity to place questions to Newfound Group and the Nevis Island Administration.
The press conference was brought live via Choice Fm and will be rebroadcast on Nevis Television, Choice Fm, Sugar City Rock and Winn Fm during the weekend and upcoming week.