Reconfiguration of RLB Airport emigration and security areas

LocationBasseterre, St. Kitts
Date Approved June 1, 2010
Amount Funded EC $75,000.00

Since June 2010, the experience of passengers leaving the Robert Llewellyn Bradshaw (RLB) International Airport has been made more comfortable. This experience was made possible by the Sugar Industry Diversification Foundation (SIDF), which contributed EC$75,000 to the St. Christopher Air and Sea Ports Authority (SCASPA) for reconfiguring the waving gallery at the airport to expand the emigration and security areas.

Passengers leaving the RLB International Airport now have more space and less congestion when processing emigration documents and clearing the security checkpoints. The airport remains committed to passenger comfort and safety.

One of the goals of the SIDF is funding the development of alternative industries and providing further support to secure the sustainability of such industries, since the closure of the sugar industry in 2005.

Now that tourism and service-based industries have become the mainstay of the St. Kitts and Nevis' economy, robust marketing has boosted its tourism product leading to increased visitor arrivals. The SIDF's contribution to the expansion and upgrade of the emigration and security areas has added to the overall experience of visitors to the Federation.

Economic and Social Benefits

  • Generates repeat visitors
  • Increases tourism receipts and foreign exchange earnings
  • Creates employment