By Devonne Cornelius
St. Kitts and Nevis (WINN): Residents in Bath Village, Nevis are being encouraged to take advantage of the job opportunities that may arise in the coming weeks when the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) recommences road works in the area.
“Let me publicly say to the youth in Bath Village that there will be some available jobs on this project and we are hopeful that they will avail themselves of the opportunity to find work right in their village.”
The appeal was made by Premier and Area Representative the Hon. Mark Brantley on Thursday, February 24 during his press conference at Cabinet Room, Pinney’s Estate.
“Let me also say to the contractors in Bath Village that there will be work available on the walls and other work that needs to be done there consistent with this government’s approach that where we are doing projects in communities that members of those communities are, we hope, the primary beneficiaries.”
The Bath Village Road Rehabilitation Project, which is being undertaken by the Public Works Department, includes the reconstruction of property walls which is expected to commence in two weeks.
Phase 4 includes work being done from Black Hat’s Place up the hill to Maude Smith Pre School through to VON Radio to the SpotLight Disco. That road from VON Radio to SpotLight Disco has been excavated and leveled and will be used as a detour during the construction of the main Bath Village road.
Phase 3 of the project is from Jericho Road which stretches from the tamarind tree to “Flakesy.” Phase 2 was from Mr. Dick in the south along the main carriageway at the intersection of ‘Boom.’
The first phase of the project was from the intersection of the Island Main Road in the vicinity of Reliable Motors, through to Mrs. Butler’s house, and came at a cost of $450,000. The total cost for the project is reported to be $4.1 million