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Dr. Lewis proposes Interisland Sports Project

Dr. Lowell Lewis, former Chief Minister, 2006 – 09 and member of the Legislature from 2001-2014, has long had an interest in developing the ferry service to Montserrat, especially as he proposes below. He sends the following proposal to the Minister of Communications and Works urging him to seek the support of his cabinet colleagues.

He begins his latest proposal below by congratulating the Government for upgrading the ferry facility in Antigua.

Antigua visit (42)

Montserrat ferry dock in Antigua

Congratulations to the Government of Montserrat for correcting the unacceptable situation at the Ferry dock in Antigua, which saw handicapped older persons and children crammed, sometimes in pouring rain, within feet of a docking Ferry.

We now also have the opportunity to move ahead with a proposed Inter island sports project, the details of which are shared in the following and attached draft, which is being circulated to potential sponsors and participants.

Let us make this happen, and raise the level of performance of our sportsmen, whilst at the same time giving a boost to our struggling economies.

 Lowell Lewis 

The proposal:

Antigua  Barbuda  Montserrat  St Kitts  and   Nevis

Inter Island  Sports  Project

Objectives

Antigua  Barbuda  Montserrat  St Kitts  and   Nevis  Inter Island  Ferry Service

Objective

 

1        Promote inter island sporting activities

2       Make the ferry service economically sustainable

3    To increase  economic activities in the tourism sector.     Hotels,   Guest,  houses,   Restaurants,   Entertainment and  Island tours

4   Justify the provision of  ferry  terminal facilities in Antigua   and to facilitate its financing

5   Introduce an affordable St Kitts Nevis  Antigua  Barbuda Weekend Ferry Service

6   Facilitate a Five Islands in Five Weeks  Multi-destination Tourism package

This project   seeks to identify and engage   sports teams   that  take part in the following sports.

Cricket       20/20     50 Over       Soft ball      Dominoes

Foot ball    Cycling    Athletics   Road Races  Yachting

Basket Ball     Volley ball   Net ball   Tennis   Table Tennis

All  sporting events  would be expected to take place between 12  noon and 6 p.m. on Saturday afternoons, but may be at other periods between 9 am Saturday to 6 p.m. Sunday

Travel for participating teams  will begin after  5 p.m. on Friday  and end before 8 am on Monday, thus ensuring no interference with work or school attendance.

Proposed start date   April 1st   2015 and would be coordinated in such a way to permit sporting activities in all the islands every weekend.

Ferry capacity   of 100,   Minimum  project passenger load of 50  persons for each leg of the ferry   service, plus 50 seats  reserved for use by the general public and tourists.

This proposal  is linked to a  St Kitts , Nevis , Antigua,   Montserrat   Barbuda   Ferry  Service     on Friday,  Saturday,  and Sunday    of each week.

Sponsors  would   be asked to provide project funds  for the sporting events,  the  purchase of  Ferry tickets   and  accommodation costs   for team members and officials.

Project success would be guaranteed by a ferry service grant that includes the cost of  40 tickets per journey for participants of the sports project and the financing of the ferry service terminal in Antigua.

Special fares for team fans and  supporters to  be considered and the terminal used  as a  site for events  such as dominoes, table tennis and other  fund raising activities.

Montserrat has in place, team accommodations  for EC$40  per night per person.

Sponsors subsidy  budget estimate       $120,000  per month

Proposed Ferry Schedule for Inter Island Sports Project

Week end    Ferry schedule     St Kitts/Nevis   Montserrat    Antigua  Barbuda

Proposed Ferry Schedule

St Kitts/Nevis   Montserrat   Antigua Barbuda

 

Friday

Ferry 1

1 pm       Nevis   MNI

5 pm       MNI     ANU

7 pm       ANU   MNI

10 pm     MNI   Nevis

 

Saturday

Ferry 1                                                                                     Ferry 2

4 am       St Kitts/Nevis     ANU                                           4 am     Nevis     MNI

7 am       ANU       Barbuda                                                  6 am     MNI       ANU

10 pm   Barbuda ANU                                                       9 am   ANU       MNI

7 pm   MNI       ANU

9 pm   ANU       MNI

Sunday

Ferry 1                                                                                 Ferry 2

6 am     ANU         Nevis                                                     6 am   MNI to ANU

9 am     Nevis       Barbuda                                               9 am     ANU       MNI

4 pm   Barbuda   ANU                                                       5 pm   MNI       ANU

8 pm   ANU           St Kitts/Nevis                                       7 pm   ANU       MNI

10 pm   MNI       Nevis

Proposed Sporting Schedule

 

Weekend 1       Montserrat       Soft Ball Cricket               Football         Yachting

Antigua             Athletics                           Basket ball     Net ball

Barbuda           Soft ball Cricket               Foot ball         Cycling

St Kitts               Tennis                             20/20 Cricket   Dominoes

Nevis                 Football                           Soft ball Cricket

 

Weekend 2         Montserrat       20/20 Cricket                   Tennis

Antigua             Cycling                               Volley ball     Yachting

Barbuda             20/20 Cricket                 Tennis

St Kitts                Athletics                           Basket Ball     Netball

Nevis                   Soft ball cricket               Tennis           Dominoes

 

Weekend 3         Montserrat       Athletics                            Basket ball   Net ball

Antigua             Soft ball Cricket                 Foot ball

Barbuda             Soft ball Cricket                 Foot ball       Yachting

St Kitts             Soft ball Cricket                 Foot ball       Dominoes

Nevis                 Foot ball                             Volley Ball

 

Weekend 4           Montserrat         Cycling                           Volley Ball     Dominoes

Antigua               20/20 Cricket                   Tennis

Barbuda               20/20 Cricket                   Basket ball   Net ball

St Kitts                 Soft ball cricket                 Foot ball       Yachting

Nevis                     Athletics                            Tennis           Yachting

See Facebook for pics of new terminal facility in Antigua: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.441464006012774.1073741852.146846792141165&type=1&pnref=story

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Dr. Lowell Lewis, former Chief Minister, 2006 – 09 and member of the Legislature from 2001-2014, has long had an interest in developing the ferry service to Montserrat, especially as he proposes below. He sends the following proposal to the Minister of Communications and Works urging him to seek the support of his cabinet colleagues.

He begins his latest proposal below by congratulating the Government for upgrading the ferry facility in Antigua.

Antigua visit (42)

Montserrat ferry dock in Antigua

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Congratulations to the Government of Montserrat for correcting the unacceptable situation at the Ferry dock in Antigua, which saw handicapped older persons and children crammed, sometimes in pouring rain, within feet of a docking Ferry.

We now also have the opportunity to move ahead with a proposed Inter island sports project, the details of which are shared in the following and attached draft, which is being circulated to potential sponsors and participants.

Let us make this happen, and raise the level of performance of our sportsmen, whilst at the same time giving a boost to our struggling economies.

 Lowell Lewis 

The proposal:

Antigua  Barbuda  Montserrat  St Kitts  and   Nevis

Inter Island  Sports  Project

Objectives

Antigua  Barbuda  Montserrat  St Kitts  and   Nevis  Inter Island  Ferry Service

Objective

 

1        Promote inter island sporting activities

2       Make the ferry service economically sustainable

3    To increase  economic activities in the tourism sector.     Hotels,   Guest,  houses,   Restaurants,   Entertainment and  Island tours

4   Justify the provision of  ferry  terminal facilities in Antigua   and to facilitate its financing

5   Introduce an affordable St Kitts Nevis  Antigua  Barbuda Weekend Ferry Service

6   Facilitate a Five Islands in Five Weeks  Multi-destination Tourism package

This project   seeks to identify and engage   sports teams   that  take part in the following sports.

Cricket       20/20     50 Over       Soft ball      Dominoes

Foot ball    Cycling    Athletics   Road Races  Yachting

Basket Ball     Volley ball   Net ball   Tennis   Table Tennis

All  sporting events  would be expected to take place between 12  noon and 6 p.m. on Saturday afternoons, but may be at other periods between 9 am Saturday to 6 p.m. Sunday

Travel for participating teams  will begin after  5 p.m. on Friday  and end before 8 am on Monday, thus ensuring no interference with work or school attendance.

Proposed start date   April 1st   2015 and would be coordinated in such a way to permit sporting activities in all the islands every weekend.

Ferry capacity   of 100,   Minimum  project passenger load of 50  persons for each leg of the ferry   service, plus 50 seats  reserved for use by the general public and tourists.

This proposal  is linked to a  St Kitts , Nevis , Antigua,   Montserrat   Barbuda   Ferry  Service     on Friday,  Saturday,  and Sunday    of each week.

Sponsors  would   be asked to provide project funds  for the sporting events,  the  purchase of  Ferry tickets   and  accommodation costs   for team members and officials.

Project success would be guaranteed by a ferry service grant that includes the cost of  40 tickets per journey for participants of the sports project and the financing of the ferry service terminal in Antigua.

Special fares for team fans and  supporters to  be considered and the terminal used  as a  site for events  such as dominoes, table tennis and other  fund raising activities.

Montserrat has in place, team accommodations  for EC$40  per night per person.

Sponsors subsidy  budget estimate       $120,000  per month

Proposed Ferry Schedule for Inter Island Sports Project

Week end    Ferry schedule     St Kitts/Nevis   Montserrat    Antigua  Barbuda

Proposed Ferry Schedule

St Kitts/Nevis   Montserrat   Antigua Barbuda

 

Friday

Ferry 1

1 pm       Nevis   MNI

5 pm       MNI     ANU

7 pm       ANU   MNI

10 pm     MNI   Nevis

 

Saturday

Ferry 1                                                                                     Ferry 2

4 am       St Kitts/Nevis     ANU                                           4 am     Nevis     MNI

7 am       ANU       Barbuda                                                  6 am     MNI       ANU

10 pm   Barbuda ANU                                                       9 am   ANU       MNI

7 pm   MNI       ANU

9 pm   ANU       MNI

Sunday

Ferry 1                                                                                 Ferry 2

6 am     ANU         Nevis                                                     6 am   MNI to ANU

9 am     Nevis       Barbuda                                               9 am     ANU       MNI

4 pm   Barbuda   ANU                                                       5 pm   MNI       ANU

8 pm   ANU           St Kitts/Nevis                                       7 pm   ANU       MNI

10 pm   MNI       Nevis

Proposed Sporting Schedule

 

Weekend 1       Montserrat       Soft Ball Cricket               Football         Yachting

Antigua             Athletics                           Basket ball     Net ball

Barbuda           Soft ball Cricket               Foot ball         Cycling

St Kitts               Tennis                             20/20 Cricket   Dominoes

Nevis                 Football                           Soft ball Cricket

 

Weekend 2         Montserrat       20/20 Cricket                   Tennis

Antigua             Cycling                               Volley ball     Yachting

Barbuda             20/20 Cricket                 Tennis

St Kitts                Athletics                           Basket Ball     Netball

Nevis                   Soft ball cricket               Tennis           Dominoes

 

Weekend 3         Montserrat       Athletics                            Basket ball   Net ball

Antigua             Soft ball Cricket                 Foot ball

Barbuda             Soft ball Cricket                 Foot ball       Yachting

St Kitts             Soft ball Cricket                 Foot ball       Dominoes

Nevis                 Foot ball                             Volley Ball

 

Weekend 4           Montserrat         Cycling                           Volley Ball     Dominoes

Antigua               20/20 Cricket                   Tennis

Barbuda               20/20 Cricket                   Basket ball   Net ball

St Kitts                 Soft ball cricket                 Foot ball       Yachting

Nevis                     Athletics                            Tennis           Yachting

See Facebook for pics of new terminal facility in Antigua: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.441464006012774.1073741852.146846792141165&type=1&pnref=story