OCTOBER 5TH 2017
BASSETERRE, St. Kitts, – The Right Hon. Dr. Denzil L. Douglas on Thursday led a five-member delegation of opposition parliamentarians and officials in a meeting with a visiting team from the Barbados-based Caribbean Development Bank (CDB).
The meeting, which was held at the request of the regional financial institution as part of preparations for a new Country Strategy Paper for St. Kitts and Nevis for the period 2017-2021.
CDB’s Economist, Dr. Stephen Maier explained that “Country Strategy Papers typically identify areas of co-operation between the country and CDB, proposing interventions in sectors which are considered key for economic growth and for poverty reduction.”
Dr. Maier continued that the meeting also provides the opportunity to find out about national development priorities which could become part of the CDB’s new Country Strategy for St. Kitts and Nevis.
Over the course of the meeting the Opposition and delegation and Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) officials also discussed relevant economic and social issues.
The Other members of the opposition delegation were Parliamentary Representative for St. Christopher 2 (Central Basseterre) Hon. Marcella Liburd; Parliamentary Representative for St. Christopher 3 (West Basseterre), Hon. Konris Maynard; Parliamentary Representative for Nevis 11, Hon. Patrice Nisbett and Deputy Political Leader of the St. Kitts-Nevis Labour Party (SKNLP), Dr. Earl Asim Martin.