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Consumer Week Comes to an End

Scores of local businesses participated in the activity, with booths being established to provide information, on various fields of enterprise, with the overall objective being public sensitization.

Some exhibitors have expressed satisfaction with the results of their involvement in the activity, indicating that the opportunity was used to interact with a mixture of persons from varied backgrounds in the community.

The week of events was part of the government’s effort to build a powerful movement to help protect and empower consumers everywhere.

With consumers purchasing various goods and services in a global marketplace increasingly dominated by international corporations, such awareness is needed more than ever, explained Minister Responsible for Consumer Affairs, Dr. Timothy Harris.

During his address to launch the week last Saturday, Harris said that work is being done to ensure that the rights of consumers are given high priority by all governments at the international level.

Equally important is that the residents and citizens of St Kitts and Nevis, in their day-to-day transactions, as consumers should insist on the enjoyment of these fundamental rights.

Harris had also re-assured citizens that the Government of St. Kitts and Nevis is fully committed to the protection of all consumers. The Ministry of Industry, Commerce and Consumer Affairs has been working diligently to improve the quality of life of consumers by promoting consumer awareness and assertiveness, providing a modern legislative regime and institutional framework that protects consumers and addresses their needs and concerns, explained Dr. Harris.

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