More Jobs to be created for Kittitians and Nevisians

Basseterre, St. Kitts, May 17, 2013 (SKNIS): Some 150 jobs will be created from the construction of the Pelican Bay Condominium Hotel, which is expected to commence in July to August of this year.

President of Sterling Asset Management, Charles Ross, gave an overview of the project and stated that this would impact St. Kitts and Nevis greatly, as it would create employment for citizens.

“When the first three phases of the project are completed, 210 luxury suites will be added to the islands’ hotel stock,” he said. “A possibility of another 48 would be added if the actual fourth phase is completed.”

He mentioned that upon completion, some 250 permanent jobs will be created directly in the hotel operations.

Minister of Tourism, Richard Skerritt, said the Government supports projects like this because of the economic impact. He spoke of the benefits that would emerge from such a project and deemed it very important.

“A project like this will have a significant amount of direct and indirect benefits for Government and the foreign community,” he stated. “I think it will generate large amounts of employees currently not employed, but it will also have a positive impact on the demand for air travel to our destination.”

Minister Skerritt said the project will also enhance the brand image of our destination and there are lots of positives to look forward to.

The hotel is expected to be completed in December 2014 and will comprise of two infinity pools, two restaurants, one fitness centre, a spa, office and administrative support as well as business centre and meeting rooms.

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