Premier Parry meets with CDB officials in Barbados
He was accompanied by Principal Education Officer, Mrs. Lornette Queeley-Connor.
The Premier briefed the CDB officials on the latest developments in geothermal energy on Nevis as they relate to the US EX-IM Bank, West Indies Power Ltd. (WIP) and Wanova Bank.
According to the Premier a number of other issues were also discussed, including the proposed electricity project, the water development project and the basic education project.
“The purchase of generators to run the water supply when electricity goes off was discussed as part of the NEVLEC project, and the CDB officials agreed that it would be a positive development for the island, said Premier Parry.
The Hon. Joseph Parry explained that the purchase of the generators would not interfere with the building of the wind farm or the development of geothermal energy, because there has to be a mix of energy supplies on Nevis.
In relation to the education project, the CDB officials indicated that a loan could be attained on a Federal level, but according to the Premier, “one must be cautious with the amount of loans taken at this time.”
The Premier said the meeting was very successful, and he will keep the lines of communication open between the Nevis Island Administration and the CDB.