PM Douglas says invitation to investors is aimed at job creation

BASSETERRE, ST. KITTS, NOVEMBER 9TH 2011 (CUOPM) – St. Kitts and Nevis’ Prime Minister Hon. Dr. Denzil L. Douglas says that his recent invitation to overseas investors is aimed at generating employment.

“I invite persons to come to St. Kitts and Nevis to invest and to provide jobs for our people. Every single investor that I have invited to come to St. Kitts is to provide jobs and job opportunities. How can they get profits without bringing something and getting something in return? They must provide good paying jobs for our people,” said Prime Minister Douglas.

He was responding to a statement by Mrs. Silvene Henry, who said that his invitation is one of “exploitation.”

Dr. Douglas said that notion must be dispelled.

“I think you are just being malicious for making statements like that,” said Prime Minister Douglas.

“In these small countries we bring jobs, We bring jobs, jobs, jobs, jobs. That is why we go out to look for investors and that is to bring jobs to our people,” emphasised Prime Minister Douglas.

He said one of the greatest challenges that small and large countries face today is unemployment.

“If we are going to benefit from foreign and local investment in the country, then it must bring jobs,” Prime Minister Douglas reiterated.

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