St Kitts and Nevis: Prime Minister Dr Terrance Drew encouraged the people of St Kitts and Nevis to gear up and begin to go to work as the economic conditions have improved and is continuing to increasing.
In collaboration with various businesses, the nation is ready to hire and are seeking to get new employees and work with them.
Prime Minister Dr Terrance Drew discussed about various programs and upcoming projects that are initiated by them for the development of St Kitts and Nevis.
The PM emphasized upon the economic growth and the present status of the country and said that the economy is improving.
Prime Minister mentioned that the businesses are ready to hire and they are seeking to get employees. Considering which he urged people to go back to work.
He said, “So, we are seeing that the economies picking up and how do you know it’s picking up, is when people are saying we have jobs but we cannot feel it. Where are we going to get people from?”
To which the Prime Minister took a step forward and asked the labour department to be more active “I asked the labour department to be more aggressive in matching persons into these jobs.”
“So, it’s not we know that again is a slack example that the economy is improving and has increased,” said PM Drew.
He added further that the economic growth and the number of people who went back to work and the number of people who have fallen work.
PM also said, “And the fact that businesses are now saying we are ready to hire and we are seeking to get these people.”
He urged the locals and residents of St Kitts and Nevis, “So, I’m asking our people to be ready to go back to work and we will see that growth.”
Mentioning about the upcoming capital projects the prime minister added, “During this year we are going to really go after a lot of capital projects which we know will be down in hundreds of jobs. If not thousands of jobs.”
Further he gave example of Indigo Hotel and said, “We just go for a hotel Indigo, for example we are going to do our hotel hospital this year. Which is a $60 million project.”
Moving onto the economy segment, host Andre Huie then asked, “Alright, let’s move to the economy. You would have mentioned at the start of the show and talked about the different initiative that the government has taken, legislation, etc. But when it comes to the economy, what we had as the country was the first Arab?
To which PM Drew responded, “Yes, you have been criticized however you know, not much economic activities happening on the ground for persons despite the development on the national scale.”
“How would you respond to that? And what are some of the new initiatives that the government is looking to see?”, asked host Andre Huie.
Prime Minister Dr Terrance Drew replied, “So anybody can criticize. But what they have to look at is the facts. People say a lot of things but so many facts there that what I think would always tell the truth.”
He said that if you do evaluation, you’ll realize that the economy last year grew. So significantly, by all measures you that economy go.
“If you go to social security, you can get the numbers of the new jobs created that is also there,” said PM.
He added, “You can also see and go to the small shops and so forth and see how many shops are able to keep their doors open. So, people would always say some people who are critical of course but I think the data would suggest different.”