NIA CHARLESTOWN NEVIS (September 21, 2015) — The Nevis Solid Waste Management Authority received keys to two state-of-the-art fully-automated garbage collection trucks, from Omni Global, the parent company of Omni Alpha, at a handing over ceremony at the authority’s Long Point facility on September 17, 2015.
The 2016 Kenworth rear end loading trucks, valued at US $300,000, are part of an agreement made between the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) and US-based Omni Global in 2014, to construct a waste-to-energy plant and solar farm on Nevis in the latter part of 2015.
In his remarks, Deputy Premier and Minister of Health Hon. Mark. Brantley said the new waste collection trucks represent a significant achievement and milestone, as the NIA continues to ensure that the people of Nevis are provided with the necessary tools to live successful and comfortable lives.
NIA CHARLESTOWN NEVIS (APRIL 22, 2015) Newly appointed General Manager of the Nevis Solid Waste Management Authority Andrew Hendrickson, during a recent interview with the Department of Information pledged his dedication, along with his management team, to provide a more efficient service for the enhancement and beautification of the island.
“We are coming with a new outlook and new approach to solid waste management. Our intention is to be proactive…
“I think that we will be able provide a more efficient service to the betterment and beautification of Nevis,” he said.
Hendrickson also announced the commencement of a beautification and clean-up project which would enhance the appearance the Long Point landfill. He appealed to the public for their assistance to do so.
“We have embarked on a new initiative at the landfill and it is called the Landfill Beautification and Clean-up Programme. Essentially, we have employed two operatives who are responsible for the general maintenance of the grounds…Certain areas will be demarcated by flowers and hedges.