Chamber issues release on meeting with the Prime Minister

Chamber President David Lake

ZIZ News…Dec 13, 2012 — On December 10th David Lake, President of the St. Kitts and Nevis Chamber of Industry and Commerce and CEO Calvin Cable met, at his request, with the Rt. Honourable Prime Minister Dr. Denzil Douglas at the Prime Minister’s Office.

The Prime Minister stated that the purpose of his convening the meeting was to indicate to the Chamber that he is aware that pending parliamentary matters are having an unsettling effect on business and could affect the investment climate unless resolved in early order. The Prime Minister said that he wished to give the business community every assurance that he will do his utmost to maintain the current investment climate.

The President thanked the Prime Minister for his assurances and undertook to convey them to the Chamber’s membership which he has done.

The Chamber calls for the unsettling parliamentary matters, including the motion of no confidence in the Government, to be dealt with in a timely and constitutional manner and with political maturity.

The Chamber also calls on the Prime Minister, the Leader of the Opposition and all other politicians to refrain from making statements which might raise tensions or be interpreted as inciting their supporters to physical hostility. All should instead directly and consistently urge their supporters to follow and respect the law and the democratic process.

The best way to preserve the investment climate is for the parliamentary issues to be dealt with in a calm and civil manner, expeditiously and in accordance with the Constitution and the rule of law.

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