St. Kitts and Nevis nationals in the diaspora will again have the opportunity to meet with a Government Official. Over the last few months the Prime Minister Hon. Dr. Timothy Harris, Deputy Prime Minister Hon. Shawn K Richards, Hon. Lindsay Grant and Attorney-General Vincent Byron Jr have all met with record numbers of nationals in New York, Washington, DC, Toronto , Canada and the UK. The Team UNITY Government’s efforts to keep the nationals in the diaspora informed and engaged regarding activities in their homeland continues this weekend when Ambassador to the United States Her Excellency Dr. Thelma Phillip-Browne meets with Nationals and Friends in Florida this Saturday, May 21st AT 6:30pm
The meeting will take place Broward Sheriffs Office Community Outreach Center 3772 West Oakland Park Blvd. Oakland Park and State Rd 7 (441), Lauderdale Lakes, FL 33311.
The Ambassador will be formally introduced after which Her Excellency will present and a social interaction and question and answer will follow.
During meetings held over the last few weeks as alluded to earlier, Nationals have been updated on the impressive growth record of the Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis.
The Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) projects that St. Kitts and Nevis will have the second fastest-growing economy (4.5% real GDP growth) in the Caribbean this year, behind the Turks and Caicos Islands (5.4% real GDP growth). The CDB also projects that the average real GDP growth for its Caribbean member territories in 2016 will be a mere 0.3%. Additionally, the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) estimates that the English-speaking Caribbean will grow 1.6% this year, with St. Kitts and Nevis expanding at a remarkable rate of 5.1%. This month, ECLAC revised the St. Kitts and Nevis figures up from 4.7%.
Moreover, St. Kitts and Nevis is projected to be one of the best performing economies in the world. The IMF’s World Economic Outlook, as at January 2016, puts global economic growth at just 3.4% for this year, with Advanced Economies averaging real GDP growth of only 2.1%.
Clearly, the Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis is a superb performer.