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Affordable housing on the agenda for PLP Central Basseterre candidate

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By Devonne Cornelius

St. Kitts and Nevis (WINN): Mr. Nubian Greaux, the People’s Labour Party candidate for Central Basseterre, recently outlined some of the areas he intends to focus on in his community should he assume office following the upcoming National Assembly Elections. 

Mr. Greaux, while a guest on WINN’s ‘Voices’ talk show on Monday, July 11, 2022, explained his plans for Central Basseterre. 

“On the campaign trail, a lot of questions have been asked mainly because of my track record of service in the community…They are saying, ‘Nubian, when you win, we need to know that you have our backs and you can deliver on these specific issues. 

Housing is one of those issues that we have been asked about and having an engineering background, and because of the scarcity of land, and sometimes the unavailability of funds to construct houses, we told them that we are going to do apartment buildings where we could build vertically and deal with the unavailability of lands and funds, and maximize and do more energy-efficient buildings,” Mr. Greaux said.

He added: “what we want to do is a rent-to-own system where after 15 or 20 years you could actually own the property. You would start your asset profile early…so that is how we plan to address housing.”

Mr. Greaux also spoke about job creation in Central Basseterre noting that efforts would be made to encourage youth involvement in agriculture as well as exploring the marijuana industry. 

There are two other candidates from two separate parties vying for the Central Basseterre seat in Parliament in the upcoming elections. 

Incumbent Jonel Powell of the People’s Action Movement has also shared plans for the constituency should he be re-elected to office. Powell presented a 20-point-plan which included the construction of a boardwalk across the Irish Town Bay Road to include a commercial marketplace for local entrepreneurs, exercise, recreational amenities, and nightlife activities. 

Ms. Marsha Henderson of the St. Kitts Nevis Labour Party said she is committed to restoring accountability and transparency in the political DNA of the Federation. She assured the constituents of Central Basseterre that they would not be left out of the discussion for opportunities in skills training, employment, and healthcare. 

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