Big Plans in the Works for This Caribbean City

BasseterreBasseterre, St Kitts

Is a transformation in the works for the capital of the Caribbean’s smallest country?

St Kitts and Nevis is looking to “revitalize” its capital, Basseterre, the country’s government said this week.

Work has already begun to resurface the roadways at the Basseterre Ferry Terminal, and plans are now underway for the construction of a new car park and bus terminal on Wellington Road.

“Under  urban development we have looked at what we call urban renewal that looks at the revitalization of Basseterre and that would include as well…the Basseterre Valley National Park in terms of upgrading that; the ferry terminal downtown—we believe that ought to be more passenger friendly and there is actually a proposal before us to deal with an expansion of the UDC (Urban Development Corporation) area in terms of a new marina there as well,” said St Kitts and Nevis Minister of Infrastructure and Urban Development Ian “Patches” Liburd.

The country’s government also says it is looking to add green space to the capital, something it says it is currently lacking.


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