Brantley: Time to diversify the economy

NEVIS’ Premier, Hon. Mark Brantley believes that the time has come to diversify the  local economy to be built around the Information Technology and Alternative Energy Sectors.
Brantley, while presenting Nevis’ Budget in the Nevis Island Assembly last week, stated that the usual pillars of the economy are no longer able to sufficiently propel the island forward.Traditionally, the island has depended heavily on Tourism, Construction, Financial Services and the Retail Trades.
“The time has come for us to actively engage in the diversification of our economy and to guide our young entrepreneurs into developing creative and innovative business ideas to support this new economic agenda.”That paradigm shift, he said, must be coupled with major enhancements of the Tourism Sector.


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