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Nevis geothermal licence not terminated by court order, says West Indies Power
Published on July 7, 2014 Email To Friend    Print Version

By Caribbean News Now contributor

CHARLESTOWN, Nevis -- In a press statement on Friday, West Indies Power Nevis (WIPN) said that the court of appeal has not issued an order terminating the company’s geothermal development licence, granted by the Nevis island Administration (NIA).

“The WIPN geothermal licence is valid, in full force and effect, and any attempt by the NIA to negotiate a contract with a third party is illegal,” the company said.

WIPN added that the recent declarations by Deputy Prime Minister Mark Brantley and the NIA, stating that there is a court order terminating WIPN’s licence that allows the NIA to negotiate a new geothermal development licence with a third party are incorrect and misleading.

The previous Nevis Reformation Party-led NIA had claimed that WIPN was not financially able to complete the geothermal project and sought through the courts to be relieved of any contractual arrangement with the company.

The new CCM-led Administration applied to strike out the appeal of WIPN on the basis that WIPN had taken no steps in nearly a year to pursue the matter.

The court struck out the appeal last Monday.

Brantley said the NIA has sought expert advice on the respective areas pertaining to geothermal development as it moved forward with developing geothermal energy in Nevis.
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