Deputy Premier of Nevis Hon. Alexis Jeffers, says he is satisfied with the pace of construction for the Newcastle police station.
Mr. Jeffers, is charged with spearheading the project on behalf of the Nevis Island Administration.
Following a recent site visit, he said “I am pleased with the work that has been done and I want to commend the contractor and subcontractors who are involved here.
Construction of the new $3.7 million dollar Newcastle police station began in January with funding from the NIA. It is expected to be completed by July 2019.
The deputy premier said he hoped the federal government would assist with funding since national security fell under its purview even though the NIA has provided funds for the project so far.
The two-storey multi-purpose building will house male and female officers from the Royal St. Christopher and Nevis Police Force and the St. Kitts and Nevis Fire and Rescue Services. It will also be outfitted with the necessary amenities to support the officers who will be stationed there.
Mr. Jeffers noted that the NIA is providing the necessary infrastructure for the police to ensure safety and security is maintained on the island and the station forms part of the administration’s overall strategy in that regard.