BVC August 2016 - page 102

102 August 2016 - Business View Caribbean
The Nevis Air & Sea
Ports Authority
Keeping things flying and sailing along smoothly
The Nevis Air & Sea Ports Authority (NASPA) was es-
tablished by the Nevis Air and Sea Ports Authority Act
of 1995 with port operations beginning in November
1997. NASPA is charged with the responsibility of own-
ership and operation of the island’s designated Air and
Sea Ports. According to General Manager, Oral Brandy,
NASPA exists in order to provide “an effective and effi-
cient way of importing and exporting goods and moving
people into and from Nevis,” which is a 36 square-mile
island of the Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis, located
in the Leeward Islands chain of the Lesser Antilles.
NASPA oversees operations at the island’s only air-
port, the Vance W. Amory International Airport and
three seaports: Long Point Port for cargo, Charlestown
Port for passengers, ferries, cruise ships, yachts, and
other private watercraft, and Newcastle Port, which is
located on the northern side of the island and is main-
ly favored by native fishermen. Newcastle Port’s pier is
very much underutilized due to its state of disrepair,
although the port does provide an ideal shelter during
the hurricane season for boats from other parts of the
island seeking to escape severe storms.
The Vance W. Amory Airport serves the needs of com-
mercial carriers such as LIAT, WINAIR, Coastal Air,
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