Price Waterhouse Firms Form Regional Caribbean Network

Basseterre, St. Kitts – Nevis
November 20, 2007 (CUOPM)

Price Waterhouse (PwC), which officially opened its doors in St. Kitts in April last year, is among eight PwC member firms that are establishing a regional network in a joint effort to improve services to local, regional and international clients.

The others are the Bahamas, Bermuda, the Cayman Islands, the Eastern Caribbean (Barbados, Antigua, St Lucia, Grenada), Jamaica, the Netherlands Antilles (Bonaire, Curacao, and St Maarten) and Aruba, Trinidad and Tobago and the Turks and Caicos Islands.

“The C8 is a tightly knit regional network that embodies PwC’s “˜connected-thinking’ vision,” PwC Cayman Islands senior partner and C8 boardmember, Nick Freeland, told Cayman Net News.“It’s all about sharing strategies, insights, knowledge and, ultimately, enhancing PwC’s ability to create value for all of our clients. Each of our member firms is now connected, resulting in a truly regional network,” he said.

Newly appointed C8 Chairman and PwC Jamaica senior partner, Everton McDonald  said the C8 network linked the skills, expertise and industry knowledge of about 80 partners and 1,400 staff in 15 countries in the English and Dutch-speaking Caribbean.

The opening of PwC Office, the world’s largest accounting firm in St. Kitts is regarded as another sign of investor confidence in the economy of the twin-island Federation and the St. Kitts-Nevis Labour Party Administration.

A visit by Partner-in-charge, Kittitian-born Mr. Charles Walwyn to St. Kitts and Nevis‘ Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, Hon. Dr. Denzil L. Douglas coincided with the opening of the office on the corner of Bank and West Independence Square Street.

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