Town hall meeting held to address issues related Basseterre High School and the Environmental Impact Assessment

Basseterre, St. Kitts, May 30, 2019 (ZIZ News): Information related to the construction of the brand-new state- of- the- art Basseterre High School and the Environmental Impact Assessment was the focus of discussions at a town hall meeting at the Tucker Clarke Primary school on Wednesday.

Ministry officials and developers addressed the gathering and persons in attendance were given the opportunity to ask questions of a panel of local experts.

During his presentation, director of the Department of Public Works, Cromwell Williams said research done has found that the site of the new Basseterre High School In Ponds Estate does not pose a threat to potable water supply.

The Development Planning and Control Board has agreed to make available copies of the environmental impact assessment for reading purposes only to the public.

The copies can be read during normal business hours at the library of the Development Planning and Control Board Office; The Ministry of Education located on the 3rd floor of The Cable building; the Charles Halbert Public Library; the offices of the Public Works Department; and the Temporary Basseterre High School site.  

The six-person panel of experts was chaired by Mr William Vincent Hodge, Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Education. Other panellists included Chairman Innotech Services (St. Kitts) Ltd Anthony De Silva, Water Engineer Dr Halla Sahely, Senior Principal Stantec Caribbean Andrew Hutchinson, Director of Development Control Planning Board Randolph Edmeade, and D&B Project Manager Innotech Services (St. Kitts) Ltd Ian Rogers.

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