Nevis and Dominica should become centres of excellence; hub for training and technical assistance in geothermal development, says Edward Lambert

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edward_lambertNIA-CHARLESTOWN Nevis, January 17th, 2012  — Chairman of the Technical Committee for the Development of Geothermal Resources in Dominica and Principal Advisor in the Office of the Prime Minister Mr. Edward Lambert, said he had a vision for Nevis and Dominica regarding their geothermal resources and they should work to become centres of excellence and a hub for training and technical assistance in geothermal development.

Mr. Lambert made the disclosure on June 14th, 2012, when he visited Nevis with Dominica’s Minister of Public Works, Energy and Ports Mr. Rayburn Blackmoore and Coordinator of that island’s Geothermal Unit Mr. Jason Timothy to share in Nevis’ geothermal development experiences with its geothermal development project so far.

“I have a vision for Nevis and a vision for Dominica in terms of the development of geothermal resources. I see down the road where we should work to become centres of excellence in the development of geothermal resources and become the hub for training and technical assistance to the rest of the entire Caribbean Community (CARICOM) region in geothermal development.

“We have broken ground here today in Nevis on this and I am sure as we progress into the future, the relationship in developing geothermal will become consolidated as we unravel the many issues that have to be dealt with since this technology is new to us. But by joining forces in a sub regional or regional endeavour, I am sure, we would be able to overcome any future obstacles,” he said.

The Committee Chairman said the delegation felt it necessary to visit Nevis because Dominica was in the process of crafting a range of policy decisions which led to its geothermal resources development and the technical issues which needed to be brought on board that would influence and define those policy considerations.

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