(ZIZ)– The business community continues to show confidence in St. Kitts and Nevis’ economy as more enterprises open doors for business in the Federation, the latest being Chester’s Chicken, which is located at the Caribbean Cinemas Complex at Buckley’s Estate.
The local branch of Chester’s Chicken was opened through financial assistance from the Small Enterprise Assistance Fund (SEAF).
Prime Minister, the Right Hon. Dr. Denzil Douglas said the programme will continue to assist local businessmen and women achieve their entrepreneurial goals.
Prime Minister Douglas said, “Despite all of the sayings, SKIPA, the SIDF and the Small Enterprise Assistance Fund will continue to impact positively on the lives of the people of this country, especially small businessmen who are benefitting from what this government has to offer through these various agencies.”
Chief Executive Officer [CEO] of the St. Kitts Investment Promotion Agency (SKIPA), Her Excellency Ambassador Rosalyn Hazelle, outlined the importance of small businesses to economic development.
“It is an example of recognition of the government of the Federation that small businesses play a very important part in driving the economy of any country,” she stated.
Meantime, Parliamentary Representative for the area, Hon. Sam Condor also admitted that businesses of that nature will play an important role in the country’s development.
“This project is a good example of the cooperation envisaged and encouraged between public-private sector and residents which enables meaningful development and in addition which brings with it a whole new set of opportunities for growth and development for nationals and for the nation as a whole,” Condor said.
Officially opened in 1952, today, Chester’s Chicken has more than 2,000 locations worldwide.