St Kitts and Nevis: The Ministry of Tourism, Transport and Ports, Lindsay Grant, has implemented measures to make ports safe for staff, customers and visitors on Tuesday, March 15, 2022. The information has been provided by the Minister of Tourism Lindsay Grant, and he stated that personal safety and security is our paramount importance.
While delivering his speech at the commissioning ceremony for the SCARPA FV “O Land of Beauty” patrol vessel on March 9, 2022, the Minister stated that the ministry had taken the step to innovate, reenergize and revitalize the various sectors and various industries and with the systematic and intentional approach, the country could boost the sector.
“At SCARPA, with the implementation of the Port Reformation Plan, the government have already started the process of upgrading and uplifting the security measures at all of the ports of St Kitts and Nevis so we operate in strict adherence so that it could meet the international standards,” he said.
Minister Grant further explained that this high-level performance also ensured the security at SCARPA and would sharpen the abilities to detect the activities such as terrorism, criminal and other unlawful or hostile acts, which further smooths the operations and service delivery at seaports.
He further highlighted that the economy of St Kitts and Nevis is also performing well in the world and returning to the normal phase after the viral infection of the novel coronavirus, which halted various aspects of the economy.
He said, “Tourism, travel, and transport, all suffered major losses during the COVID-19 pandemic as it raged in St. Kitts and Nevis and globally, and we are not completely out of the woods as yet, but things are looking up.”
While emphasizing the importance of Crusie tourism for the country, Minister Grant underscored that the return of the cruise ships to the shores of the twin-island Federation also gained a lot of momentum with tourism stayed.