Technology Sector Is Strong In St. Kitts – Nevis
Basseterre, St. Kitts – Nevis
November 15, 2009 (SKNIS)
The entrepreneurial spirit of locals received high praise from the Minister of Industry and Commerce, Honourable Dr. Timothy Harris, as he saluted the commencement of the first centralized online bill payment service in St. Kitts and Nevis.
At a media launch at Ma Pau on Thursday, public and private sector officials were introduced to PayKN ““ a one stop shop online bill payment service. By using this service, residents can avoid the hassle of standing in long lines and being charged late fees when settling accounts with a number of businesses including Digicel, T.D.C., LIME, and The Cable.
Minister Harris noted that he was impressed with the board of directors for their innovative thinking and persistence.
“Their untiring and unstinting efforts have truly served to confirm and further concretize my long held view that nationals and committed residents in this country, possess the entrepreneurial zeal and fervor to not only establish their own businesses but also to become pioneers and trailblazers in areas which hitherto were unchartered in this country,” he stressed.
Noting Government’s thrust to further develop Information and Communication Technology (ICT), Minister Harris said that this and other related project, clearly demonstrates that St. Kitts and Nevis is “logged on to the real world of ICT and it is good that such a company should be born right here “¦ with such an imposing cadre of talented individuals behind it.”
Dr. Harris, who also has ministerial responsibility for finance, stated that “a few weeks ago, in order to establish an integrated framework to assist mushrooming businesses, Government proudly passed the Small Business Development Act to provide a range of concessions and support to small and medium size enterprises.”
PayKN’s Chief Executive Officer, Dion Benjamin, assured Minister Harris that his company was mindful of the small business initiatives and will take advantage of such. He also thanked the Deputy Prime Minister, Honourable Sam Condor and Minister of State, Honourable Nigel Carty, for the support they provided as the ministers responsible for information and technology.
Persons wishing to learn more about PayKN are encouraged to visit the website www.paykn.com or call 466-7114.