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New Treasury Building officially opens here on Nevis

A new building to house the Treasury Department here on Nevis, officially opened on Thursday, January 30th, 2020 and an official ceremony to mark the occasion was held in Charlestown at 3:30 p.m. which saw the attendance of Government officials from both St. Kitts and Nevis and members of the public.


The new edifice will also house the Inland Revenue Department (IRD) and the Information Technology Department of the Nevis Island Administration (NIA). Speaking during the ceremony, Premier, the Hon. Mark Brantley, said the building represents who Nevisians are.


Premier, the Hon. Mark Brantley.


Former Premier and Senior Minister in the Federal Government, the Hon Vance Amory, also spoke at the event.


The Hon Vance Amory.


Approximately six (6) years ago, an early morning fire gutted the previous structure that housed the abovementioned Departments as well as Philatelic Bureau, thus the NIA took a decision to rebuild the facility.


The reconstruction project began in October, 2017 and was earmarked for completion between 18 and 24 months.


With respect to funding for the project, EC$6.5 million dollars was funded by the Sugar Industry Diversification Fund (SIDF) and EC$1.5 million dollars was funded by the NIA, totaling $8 million dollars.