Basseterre, St. Kitts, February 10, 2020 (ZIZ News): The Team Unity Government kicked off activities to mark its fifth anniversary with visits to manufacturing sites on Monday.
The celebratory events began with site visits by the cabinet to some of the nation’s leading manufacturers, spanning industries such as textiles, electronics, cement, and brewing and distilling.
The first stop was Sun Island Clothes Limited where Prime Minister Dr. Hon. Timothy Harris was joined by cabinet colleagues hon. Shawn Richards, Hon. Vance Amory, Hon. Lindsay Grant, Hon Ian Liburd and Hon. Eugene Hamilton.
The manufacturing sector in St. Kitts is made of over 2000 employees, 65 of which are employed at Sun Island Clothes.
Managing Director of Sun Island Clothes Ltd Mahesh Nariani revealed that the company which was the first of its kind in st. Kitts opened its doors in 1972.
He spoke of its many accomplishments.
Nariani said they were pleased that the company was chosen to be the first company to facilitate the ministers’ visit.
Prime Minister Harris said the visits were necessary as the manufacturing sector plays a major role in advancing the Prosperity Agenda.
Throughout the day, the government officials also visited Elctrofab, Kajola Kristada, Jaro, Monsterat Antilles Plastics, Demerara Distillers, St. Kitts Masonry Products and Contec where they toured the sites and engaged with management and staff.
Visits by the cabinet to manufacturing sites are also scheduled for Tuesday, February 11th.