Business and Institutional Communities Encouraged to Strengthen Cooperation with the Department of Statistics

Basseterre, St. Kitts, October 15, 2019 (SKNIS): In an effort to get accurate and timely information that can be used to plan policies and execute targeted marketing strategies, business and institutional communities are encouraged to strengthen cooperation with the Department of Statistics.

Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Sustainable Development, Elretha Simpson-Browne, made these remarks at the Department of Statistics’ Open Day in observance of Caribbean Statistics Day 2019 on Tuesday, October 15.

“Our business communities are very important to us. My focus today is to appeal to our business and institutional communities to cooperate more with the Department of Statistic, and to ask you to give the department the support and the information that we need so that when we disseminate the statistics it would be accurate statistics,” the permanent secretary said.

She referenced the launch of the Department of Statistics’ website:, and noted that the cooperation from relevant stakeholders will be greatly appreciated because timely and accurate information is key.

“Today, (October 15), we launched our website, but I believe that we know whatever we put in is what we are going to get out. So if the information that goes on our website is not correct, then that is the information that the general public would have,” the permanent secretary said.

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