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Chamber President praises government’s level of accessibility and responsiveness

Basseterre, St. Kitts, November 01, 2017 (SKNIS): President of the St. Kitts and Nevis Chamber of Industry and Commerce (CIC) Jose Rosa has hailed the positive relationship between the Government and the private sector, noting that the high level of support and interaction is most welcome.

Forging a strong relationship between the public and private sectors has been a priority for the Government.

The importance of the ongoing relationship was reiterated by Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Dr. the Honourable Timothy Harris during the 2017 Budget Address when he said, “The private sector is the engine of growth of any successful economy.” He added that “a vibrant and innovative private sector is needed to accelerate growth” in the federation and stressed that both parties “would need to tackle together the issues relating to low productivity and a lack of competitiveness in major sectors of the economy.”

During a brief interview on Tuesday, October 31, Mr. Rosa praised the level of accessibility that exists in the interactions between the CIC and senior government officials/policymakers.