St. Kitts is open for business after Hurricane Irma

“Our heartfelt thanks to everyone who has kept St. Kitts and Nevis in thoughts and prayers while we awaited the passage of the storm,” were the sentiments expressed by Minister of Tourism, International Trade, Industry and Commerce Lindsay F.P. Grant, who added, “while we are beginning to resume normal operations, please join me in continuing to send thoughts and prayers to those who have been more seriously impacted.”

In a statement issued by Cathy A. Preece, public relations director of Adams Unlimited — a New York-based media company, the St. Kitts’ Robert L. Bradshaw International Airport (SKB) is open and accepting flights.

The announced added that the government of St. Kitts is pleased to announce that the Federation of St. Kitts is virtually unscathed, following the passage of Hurricane Irma.

According to the PR firm, considering the minimal damage that was sustained, the islands’ tourism providers are in the process of reopening. The release further states that hotels are returning to business as usual and guest are continuing to enjoy their stays.

Hurricane Irma, which decimated the tiny twin island of Barbuda, and Puerto Rico, St. Maartin, and parts of the British Virgin Islands (BVI) and US Virgin Islands, (USVI) made little damage to the tiny Eastern Caribbean Island, St. Kitts, bordered to the west by the Caribbean Sea, and the Eastern coast, by the Atlantic Ocean.

Preece said restaurants, attractions and shops, including the many popular retail outlets at Port Zane are now open.

“St. Kitts is open for business. For more information about the island, visit www.stkittstourism.kn, or call 212-956-5900.

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