First diaspora conference explores development issues

MyVueNews Staff writer

Basseterre, St. Kitts, 25th June, 2018 ( – When St. Kitts and Nevis nationals in the diaspora meet for the inaugural Diaspora Conference, 26th to 28th June, at the St. Kitts Marriott Resort, a prime consideration of discussion will be how they can make a more significant contribution to the development of their homeland.

Under the theme, ‘Building Partnership Towards Sustainable Development’, the belief is that there is a wealth of untapped experience and expertise residing in the diaspora from which the federation could benefit.

Minister of Foreign Affairs and Premier of Nevis Mark Brantley recently said, “We have a tremendous reservoir of capacity, we have a lot of bright people who have excelled in every field imaginable.”

Brantley continued, “One of the things that I have always commented on is that in our country, we are continually inviting people from elsewhere to come in to do studies and give advice when our own people in the Diaspora have the expertise to offer that to us.”

The Conference is expected to target priority areas such as agriculture, the development of small and medium enterprises, energy, engineering, information and communication technologies (ICTs) and tourism.

Photo: Prime Minister Dr. Timothy Harris speaks with nationals living overseas on a recent visit to North America.

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