Post- Cabinet Briefing For Monday, November 1, 2021

Basseterre, St. Kitts, November 4, 2021 (SKNIS) — The Team Unity Cabinet of Ministers met on Monday, November 1, 2021, at the Ministry of Finance Conference Room, under the chairmanship of Prime Minister Dr. the Honourable Timothy Harris. The Cabinet discussed several issues related to health, tourism, security and the recovery of the economy on a whole.
  • The National COVID-19 Task Force gave its weekly briefing to the Cabinet where the usual update on statistics with respect to infections, recoveries, and deaths locally, regionally, and internationally was given. Members of the Task Force revealed that the Federation had curtailed the third wave of infections. The Cabinet was also updated on the phased reopening of the tourism industry and informed that most of the stakeholders can now be engaged and benefit from the arrival of cruise vessels.
  • The Commissioner of Police reported to Cabinet on the statistics of crime, and the Cabinet was heartened to learn that overall crime was still trending downwards.
  • Cabinet agreed on the usual end of year initiative to bring economic relief in the form of discounted VAT Days and duty-free concessions. The dates for these will be announced at a later date.
  • The Cabinet approved submissions, which will further stimulate economic development.
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