NIA CHARLESTOWN NEVIS (October 30, 2018) — Hon. Spencer Brand, Acting Premier of Nevis, says a visiting trade delegation from the Republic of China (Taiwan) on October 30, 2018, will have the opportunity to discuss all areas with a view to attracting potential investment to the island.
Mr. Brand welcomed the delegation led by the His Excellency Tom Lee, Ambassador of the Republic of China (Taiwan) to St. Kitts and Nevis, at the Nevis Island Administration’s (NIA) Cabinet Room, Pinney’s Estate before a day-long visit to various sectors on the island.
“I am indeed grateful for Ambassador Lee’s visit with his delegation and I am hoping that at the end of this visit we can see some major commitment to the people of Nevis as a result of this meeting…
“Road infrastructure, hospital improvement, sporting facility, community, banking: all areas we are looking at to have some major discussion on and if we can have some commitment in any of those areas then I believe the trip here to Nevis would have been a successful one,” he said.
The acting premier noted the good relations between the Republic of China (Taiwan) and St. Kitts and Nevis, since the Federation attained independence. He stated that the delegation’s visit comes at a time when the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) is actively seeking new avenues for new investment in its quest to improve the quality and standard of life for the people of Nevis.
Ambassador Lee thanked Mr. Brand for receiving the delegation and spoke of the cordial relations both countries continue to enjoy since diplomatic relations were established in 1983.
He said the team of potential investors were in the Federation for five days and four nights, of which one day is devoted to a first-hand experience of what Nevis has to offer. The Ambassador said though a delegation visited the Federation in 2017, they did not come to Nevis.
“This time, I wanted to come and spend the whole day here because I know Nevis, you have a population of over 10,000, and you are also very important in terms of tourism. That’s why they are going to spend the whole day here, and hopefully after the visit they can have a full picture of Nevis and also understand the investment climate.
“I want to thank you very much for receiving us today and we look forward to having more opportunities in the future,” he said.
While on Nevis, the delegation also met with officials from the Ministry of Finance, and the Ministry of Public Works, Physical Planning, Posts and the Environment.
The visiting delegation also met with stakeholders in the tourism industry and small business sector; visited the Department of Agriculture’s Agro-processing Unit and the Cades Bay Farm, and the Bath Springs before returning to St. Kitts.
While on the island the delegation had lunch at the Hermitage Plantation Inn at Pond Hill.