Basseterre, St. Kitts, July 17, 2019 (SKNIS): Prime Minister of St. Kitts and Nevis, Dr. the Honourable Timothy Harris, publicly commended the owner of the Royal St. Kitts Hotel, Mr. John Zuliani, in keeping his word with respect to investment in St. Kitts and Nevis.
Prime Minister Harris made those remarks during the ground-breaking ceremony held on Wednesday, July 17 for The Cove—a new development being undertaken by the Royal St. Kitts Hotel at the resort’s Frigate Bay location.
In his remarks, Dr. Harris revealed that during a past conversation with Mr. Zuliani, the hotelier expressed his desire to invest further in the St. Kitts-Nevis economy.
“Today he is keeping his word with respect to that and I can say in advance that before the end of the year we expect that a third villa project will be started,” the prime minister said.
The Cove development is the second project pursued by Mr. Zuliani in recent years. It follows the construction of the Royal Plaza which was completed in 2018 at an estimated cost of US$7 million and saw the employment of around 100 local construction workers over its 14-month construction phase.
The Cove is expected to cost around $US4 million and will provide jobs for roughly 60-75 local workers during the construction phase.