NIA CHARLESTOWN NEVIS (August 19, 2015) — Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Tourism on Nevis Carl Williams says he is pleased with the progress of restoration work at the New River Estate which continues on schedule, on one of the island’s key tourism attractions.
Williams made the disclosure on August 17, 2015 in a press statement. He told the Department of Information since work commenced in June on the $180,000 project funded by the Nevis Island Administration (NIA), the roof of the building housing the sugar mill was completed, dry stone walls have been erected and areas of the site cleared of bush.
The project which is expected to be completed by February 2016, will see the site be rebranded as a live-in plantation museum in which visitors would have the opportunity to see what happened on the estate many years ago. It will be called the New River Plantation Museum.
An added feature to the facility will be an interpretation centre, where visitors would be able to access historical information about the operations at the New River Estate. (more…)