PM Says ‘We Going To Toast St. Kitts’ In Cruise Passengers

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Prime Minister Gaston Browne is predicting that Antigua & Barbuda will surpass neighbouring St. Kitts & Nevis in the area of cruise visitors.

St. Kitts & Nevis has been welcoming over a million passengers for the last few years, an accomplishment Browne says is due to its ability to accommodate Oasis Class Vessels.

Browne says the ball game is about to change because “we also have the fifth berth here that is being constructed.”

“People must know too that is Global Parts Money that is building this firth berth at a cost of about 35 million and after 30 years the berth comes back to us,” he said.

Antigua & Barbuda cruise arrivals average about 750 thousand annually but Browne says the Global Parts investment will change the game and put this twin island state ahead of the federation.

“What would have happened for the last decade and a half, because we didn’t have an OASIS class ship berth, we were not competitive and that is why St. Kitts has been toasting us for many years.

“15 years ago St. Kitts had less than half of the amount of tourism arrivals that Antigua had and today they are ahead of us.

“But by the time we get that 5th berth completed by the end of the year, within 12 months we going and toast St. Kitts,” prime minister said.

Browne hastened to add that “I am not saying this out of any hostility for St. Kitts we just a competitive nation.”

 

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7 COMMENTS

  1. St.Kitts received cruise ships all season round. It would be great if we here in Antigua can be a strong competitor with St. Kitts when it comes to cruise ships docking at our shores.

    • LOL watta ting. MISS Cleon Athill will gladly get her picketing shoes ready. But Driftwood will not be a part of their mess.

      • Antigua have 4 pier while we only have one is just last year we built a next oasis last pier that makes it 2 now with just 1 u couldn’t keep up how will u keep up with 2 ,its more than just a pier it’s all about the product we provide remember there is only 3 or 4 oasis class ship in the world

  2. ANU cant never and will NEVER surpass st kitts in tourism….it first starts with the native and its citizens….so you can go ahead and build another port….train your people and make sure yall have the tourism product available for y’all visitor arrivals….cause trust me ANU sucks at tourism! Jamaica and the Bahamas are the leading destinations, followed by domanican repiblic….then St Kitts…..ANU HAVE A LOOOOONG WAY TO GO! Also, its not because of the oasis class ships able to be in st kitts why we welcome over a million visitors……also remember, we have several American Universities here in st kitts…..

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