The Cable: Quality Television, Unlimited Calls to the US & Canada, 2MB High Speed Internet

Connect with WINN FM

Unit C24, The Sands Complex
Newtown Bay Road, Basseterre, St. Kitts, W.I.
Download Programme Schedule

National Trust surprised it was not consulted on Square's renovation

Independence Square Fountain

St. Kitts and Nevis (WINN):  The St. Christopher National Trust is expressing surprise that it was not consulted on plans for a major renovation of the historic Independence Square, in Basseterre, the venue where enslaved Africans were auctioned during colonial times.  

Government has announced that the Square is scheduled for a Taiwanese–funded EC$380,000 investment that includes landscaping, mounting LED lights and the renovation of the historic fountain. 

Mr. Tapley Seaton QC. the President of the St Christopher National Trust spoke to WINN Monday. 

“We have noted the publication of an item relating to the rehabilitation of Independence Square.  I’m speaking in my capacity as President of St. Christopher National Trust, which has always had an interest in Independence Square and has assisted in terms of the renovation of the fountain and seeking to enhance the Square in every way,” Mr. Seaton said.

According to Mr. Seaton, it was somewhat of a surprise to the Trust to note that the project is being embarked upon and the organization’s involvement and input had not been not been sought.

“We will be writing to the necessary authorities.  We welcome the project, because there is need for funds to rehabilitate the Square, and we will be seeking to make the necessary input into the project,” Mr. Seaton said.

The area, know as Pall Mall Square before Independence on September 19,1983, was also the administrative, commercial and social centre of Basseterre, according to reports.

The just-announced renovation project is a joint venture between the Republic of China on Taiwan and the Water Services Department according to a government release.

Deputy Prime Minister Asim Martin said the project would be completed in three phases while Taiwanese Ambassador Miguel Tsao disclosed that the Embassy would provide the material for the project while the government would provide the labour and groundwork. 

It is expected to mark the achievement of 30 years of Independence and 30 years of diplomatic relations between St Kitts and Nevis and the Republic of China on Taiwan. 

Click below to hear full item

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.

Add comment


Security code
Refresh


Top Local Stories

Most Read - July 2015

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
Prev Next

Well-known VON Technician Shot Dead in his Home

Friday 7th August, 2015 Hits:3732

Toni Frederick

Former COP and Contract Employees Say Government Owes Them Money

Sunday 5th July, 2015 Hits:3667

Toni Frederick

Man Shot, Companions Attempt Carjacking

Saturday 4th July, 2015 Hits:3531

Toni Frederick

Popular Businessman Shot Dead

Wednesday 1st July, 2015 Hits:3410

Toni Frederick

Murder suspect arrested in stop and search

Saturday 11th July, 2015 Hits:3379

Andre Huie

Foul Play Not Suspected in Death of Businesswoman

Wednesday 1st July, 2015 Hits:2800

Toni Frederick

FedEx Plane Crashes En Route To St Kitts

Thursday 13th August, 2015 Hits:2612

Toni Frederick

Erika Continues to Dump Rain on St. Kitts and Nevis as it Pulls Away

Thursday 27th August, 2015 Hits:2213

Toni Frederick

Old Road Businessman Shot After Handing Over Money To Gunmen

Monday 10th August, 2015 Hits:2107

Clive Bacchus

NHC heavily indebted says minister

Friday 10th July, 2015 Hits:2095

Andre Huie

Woman Jumps into Sea in Apparent Suicide Attempt

Friday 24th July, 2015 Hits:2053

Toni Frederick





Powered by Spearhead Software Labs Joomla Facebook Like Button

LISTEN AGAIN

 - WINN FM Evening News 29th August, 2015

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.

 

 - The Bigger Picture with Ken Richards August 30th, 2015

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.

 

dwyer-astaphan

The Operating Room 18th August, 2015

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.