The command centre for the Federal Closed Circuit Television project on Nevis under construction in Charlestown on July 27.

CHARLESTOWN, Nevis — Hon. Mark Brantley, Premier of Nevis, has expressed his commitment to expediting the implementation of the Federal Closed Circuit Television (CCTv) project on Nevis.

Mr. Brantley gave the assurance at his monthly press conference held at the Nevis Island Administration’s (NIA) conference room at Pinney’s Estate on July 26.

He noted that the NIA has invested in CCTv coverage in Charlestown, however under the Federal project other areas across the island would be outfitted with the equipment.

The first phase of the federal project has been done in St. Kitts and the second and third phases will be done in Nevis and in rural areas in St. Kitts.

Mr. Brantley explained the project was delayed on Nevis due to the command centre which is under construction. The facility is located near the NIA offices in Charlestown.

“The CCTV camera room will be manned around-the-clock. It will provide a command centre to allow the police to respond properly and promptly to any incidents of crime and criminality,” he said.

Regarding security camera placement, the Premier stated that the shape of Nevis means they would be placed in strategic areas.

“Because of the shape of the island, because of the road network we hope to have cameras positioned along the Island’s Main Road and at the main intersections, and in areas we feel will provide a useful tool for the police,” he said.