There are many ways to get to our twin island nation by boat and plane – flights from Antigua, Sint Maarten, Puerto Rico, Miami, Dallas and now more flights from New York!
Travelers getting from New York to St. Kitts are about to have more options than ever before! Both American Airlines and Delta Air Lines will expand service to St. Kitts from John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) beginning in May of 2020. This is interesting news because airlines have traditionally slowed down service to St. Kitts during the summer season. In fact, most airlines take a May hiatus for flights to St. Kitts. It is thought that St. Kitts will experience a boost in year-round arrivals if the new routes prove to be successful.
What a week we’re having. Things usually aren’t this bad but even major cities in the developed world have their issues too I suppose.
Please be advised that your water supply has been interrupted by the St. Kitts Water Department, to facilitate an emergency repair of the main pipe located along the Frigate Bay Road.
We anticipate that this work will take several hours for completion.
Your patience and understanding will be greatly appreciated.
We’ve heard that the water will return around 1.30pm today.
We’re currently going through a drought right now. The government has made efforts to avoid an entire collapse of the water system including shutting off the water at night and buying water from some of the desalination plants for the hotels. It helps but what we really need is a steady supply of rainfall, preferably not from hurricanes please.
UPDATE BY THE ST KITTS WATER DEPARTMENT
The Water Services Department is presently executing emergency repairs to a 10” diameter water transmission line in the Frigate Bay area. There will be an interruption to supply for the time that it will take to complete all repair works. Work will be done in a brisk manner to have the service returned as soon as possible. We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience caused. We do appreciate your usual patience and understanding at this time. Signed Water Engineer Planning
Received earlier from the St. Kitts Electric Company. Please take note and ready yourselves for any issues that may arise.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE SKELEC, Basseterre Sunday September 8, 2019 Schedule Outage Notice to Relieve load On September 7, 2019, during routine maintenance on our largest generating unit at the Needsmust Power Station, engineers discovered damage to the unit that could lead to severe equipment failure. In order to execute repairs and prevent further damage, the unit will have to be placed offline (out of service) for up to fourteen (14) days. Repair work has already begun and SKELEC has also sought additional assistance from regional and international partners to fast track repairs. Additional generators have also been procured ahead of schedule in light of the recent breakdown. The additional units are expected to be on island and installed within two (2) weeks. While repairs are being done and the additional units are installed, it may become necessary for us to commence a series of planned outages to mitigate against the loss of generation capacity. The planned outage schedule is attached below and shows the days, times, areas to be affected and the duration of each service interruption. This schedule goes into effect from September 9th. SKELEC apologizes for any inconveniences that may be caused by these series of outages and we value our consumers’ patience and understanding as we seek to be proactive in this regard. Updates on the progress of the repairs and planned outages will be given as necessary on all forms of social and traditional media. For the most current updates, please check our Facebook (@skelecltd) page and website (www.skelec.kn) Monday 9th September 2019 Time Affected Areas 9:00am – 12:00pm Bird Rock, Frigate Bay 10:00am – 1:00pm Industrial Site, Bird Rock 12:30pm – 3:30pm Canada Industrial, Halfmoon, Conaree 3:00pm – 7:00pm Challengers to Halfway Tree 6:30pm – 9:30pm Lodge to Mansion 7:30pm – 10:00pm New Road, St. Peters Tuesday 10th September 2019 Time Affected Areas 9:00am – 12:00am Dieppe Bay to St Pauls 10:00am – 1:00pm Sandy Point to Conyers 12:30pm – 3:30pm Tabernacle to Dieppe Bay 3:00pm – 7:00pm Canada Industrial, Halfmoon, Conaree 6:30pm – 9:30pm Shadwell to West Farm 7:30pm – 10:00pm Industrial Site, Bird Rock Wednesday 11th September 2019 Time Affected Areas 9:00am – 12:00pm Challengers to Halfway Tree 10:00am – 1:00pm Lodge to Mansion 12:30pm – 3:30pm New Road, St. Peters 3:00pm – 7:00pm Bird Rock, Frigate Bay 6:30pm – 9:30pm Industrial Site, Bird Rock 7:30pm – 10:00pm Canada Industrial, Halfmoon, Conaree Thursday 12th September 2019 Time Affected Areas 9:00am – 12:00pm Canada Industrial, Halfmoon, Conaree 10:00am – 1:00pm Industrial Site, Bird Rock 12:30pm – 3:30pm Shadwell to West Farm 3:00pm – 7:00pm Dieppe Bay to St Pauls 6:30pm – 9:30pm Sandy Point to Conyers 7:30pm – 10:00pm Tabernacle to Dieppe Bay Friday 13th September 2019 Time Affected Areas 9:00am – 12:00pm Industrial Site, Bird Rock 10:00am – 1:00pm Canada Industrial, Halfmoon, Conaree 12:30pm – 3:30pm Dieppe Bay to St Pauls 3:00pm – 7:00pm Sandy Point to Conyers 6:30pm – 9:30pm Tabernacle to Dieppe Bay 7:30pm – 10:00pm Shadwell to West Farm