The United States Donates Funds to Preserve the Historic Bath Hotel in Nevis
The United States Embassy has provided a grant totalling more than US$108,000 to the Nevis Historical and Conservation Society for a project to conserve and stabilize the Bath Hotel in Nevis. The grant is part of the United States State Department’s global Ambassador’s Fund for Cultural Preservation (AFCP) program. The project will include engineering works that include repairs to electrical wiring and plumbing, sealing of the roof, repairs to any windows and doors by skilled carpenters as well as the repointing of the stonework where necessary by a master mason. The Ambassador’s Fund for Cultural Preservation is a highly competitive program that receives proposals from cultural museums, ministries of culture, NGOs, and other organizations around the world for a limited number of sponsorships. Through the AFCP Grants Program the United States supports the preservation of archaeological sites, historic buildings and monuments, museum collections, and forms of traditional cultural expression, such as indigenous languages and crafts by providing funding to carry out an individual project to preserve cultural heritage in a specific priority country.
In her remarks at the signing ceremony held at the Bath Hotel on November 22, U.S. Ambassador to Saint Kitts and Nevis and the OECS Linda Taglialatela said the signing ceremony demonstrates the United States’ commitment to partnering with Saint Kitts and Nevis to preserve its rich history and culture, saying “Through projects like this, the United States and Saint Kitts and Nevis continue to actively cooperate on means to protect Saint Kitts and Nevis’ cultural heritage”.