Norwegian Investor Demonstrates Strong Investor Confidence with Launch of Zenith Nevis Project

Work commences on Zenith Nevis Project at Cades Bay Development

NIA-CHARLESTOWN, NEVIS (May 30TH, 2011) — Despite global financial and economic challenges, another entrepreneur has shown “strong investor confidence in Nevis.”

Last Thursday [May 26], officials from the Nevis Island Administration [NIA], including the island’s Premier and Minister of Tourism the Honourable Joseph Parry, assembled at Cades Bay Development to witness the official groundbreaking ceremony for Zenith Nevis Project.

The afternoon ceremony commenced on the lawn of the establishment (formerly Inn at Cades Bay,) just steps away from the Sea Bridge pier, and culminated at the Chrishi Beach Club where persons enjoyed refreshments.

Although brief, the groundbreaking ceremony highlighted the NIA’s commitment towards supporting existing businesses and promoting new business ventures on Nevis.

Norwegian investor Mr. Christian Wienpahl, during his remarks, described the Joseph Parry-led NIA as “open and welcoming” as he spoke of the relationship between them.

(l-r) Investor Mr. Christian Wienpahl, his wife Hedda and Premier of Nevis and Minister of Tourism the Honourable Joseph Parry

“The Nevis Island Administration has been supportive of this project from day one and we are very thankful for that. There have been many obstacles, so without help from the Premier’s office, the Minister of Finance and the Department of Physical Planning it would’ve been very hard to get the project ready for construction,” Mr. Wienpahl explained.

Despite many challenges, the investor expressed the view that the island’s paradise ambiance together with its friendly people would be the driving force behind the return of Nevis’ booming tourism sector.

“The good news is that we are seeing that things are about to change and I believe if Nevis focuses hard on tourism it can become one of the most attractive islands in the Caribbean.

Also present at the ceremony were Tourism Advisor Mr. Alastair Yearwood, Minister of Agriculture, Housing, Lands, Fisheries and Cooperatives the Honourable E. Robelto Hector, Cabinet Secretary Mr. Ashley Farrell, Chief Executive Officer at the Nevis Tourism Authority Mr. John Hanley and Permanent Secretaries Mr. Ernie Stapleton, Mr. Laurie Lawrence and Ms. Angelica Elliott.

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