The Ministry of Agriculture on Nevis applauds Mrs. Emontine Thompson, a farmer of Brown Hill who walked away with 1st place in the Off-Island category, for her 11th consecutive win at the 49th Annual Agriculture and Food Fair (AgriFest) of the U.S. Virgin Islands. It was held in St. Croix from February 15-17, 2020.
Preparation work on the St. Kitts and Nevis Pinney’s Beach Park Project is moving apace with 850 landscaping plants at varying stages of growth propagated at a nursery in Cades Bay. The plants made up of trees and ornamentals will later be transported to the project site near Pinney’s Beach where construction is expected to commence soon.
The first 16 of 10,000 trees were planted at the St. Thomas’ Primary School (STPS) on January 29, 2020, as part of an environmentally-friendly islandwide initiative by the Department of Agriculture. Under the project, both ornamental and fruit trees will be planted at the island’s schools, public areas and homes throughout 2020.
The Nevis Island Administration (NIA), in keeping with its plan to grow the population of Nevis, launched a housing programme for returning university students at Lower Spring Hill Estate on October 24, 2019, through the Nevis Housing and Land Development Corporation (NHLDC), in conjunction with the St. Christopher and Nevis Social Security Board.