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Plans to construct safer new water taxi pier at Oualie are set
April 28, 2017

The Nevis Island Administration (NIA), is moving to improve the water taxi service (situated at Jones Estate on Oualie Beach), by means of constructing a new 100 by 10 feet pier, for persons traveling to St. Kitts.

The port facility will be managed by the Nevis Air and Sea Ports Authority (NASPA).


During a tour of the proposed site on Tuesday April 25th, Minister of Communication and Works here on Nevis, the Hon. Alexis Jeffers acknowledged that over the years, commuters have been using a pier, next to the planned new pier which has become unsafe.


However, in the wake of plans for the construction of the new pier, Nevis Reformation Party (NRP) Candidate for St. James Constituency, Virgil Browne said that “you cannot take away the only beach people have left to swim.”

He also suggested an alternative for the new pier, such as Tamarind Cove (the area where the Sea Bridge is located). In spite of that, the Administration is moving ahead to construct the new pier.

Minister Jeffers listed features of the new port facility, including a restaurant operated by a local business person, a ticket booth and a gazebo-type waiting area, similar to what exists at the main port facility in Charlestown. The estimated cost of the pier is some $5 million EC.

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