However, they have also agreed that it will also require the support and investment of non nationals who see the benefits of making a contribution to the island’s advancement through “foreign investment”.
It was therefore in this regard that Prime Minister of St. Kitts and Nevis Dr. Denzil Douglas commended the developers and “founders” of the still emerging Christophe Harbour Development on the Southeast Peninsula, for the attainment of their most recent milestone; that of Pavilion Beach Club, which Douglas has praised for he said was not only enhancing the Sandy Bank Bay area, where it is located, but also the natural beauty of the twin-island.
The Prime Minister had good words of appreciation for the founders and also the property owners, who so far have encouraged the development in moving forward.
The Pavilion Beach started construction almost one year ago and will now become part of the tourism assets being offered as part of the Christophe Harbour Development and is an addition to the Beach Club opened a few years ago, at Turtle Beach.
With the closure of the sugar industry in 2005, St. Kitts and Nevis has been desperately trying to strengthen its tourism sector, as one of the possible pillars for the way forward; therefore, as stated by the Prime Minister, the government continues to encourage investment in the tourism, hospitality and services industry.
Recognizing the competitive nature of tourism and the difficulties to attract foreign investments, Prime Minister Douglas told invited guests several of them homeowners, investors and founders, they are not just making a simple investment for themselves for their future, but also contributing to the economic and social development of St. Kitts and Nevis by impacting the lives of the people and moving the nation forward.
He pointed to the current turbulent global economic and financial times, saying St. Kitts and Nevis continues to prepare investors and its citizens for the easing of the present situation.
“When that happens we would be ready and more than welcoming to the rest of the world. We want to instil confidence in you our prospective investors and so this property being open 11 months after it started and with the natural beauty that has been enhanced here, we are asking you to recognize the confidence that is absolutely necessary from this property in moving not only your investment forward, but the future development of an entire nation forward,” said Prime Minister Douglas at a recent opening ceremony for the Pavilion.
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