New RBBT Bank Branch – St. Kitts – Nevis
Photo By Erasmus Williams
Basseterre, St. Kitts – Nevis
August 13, 2008 (CUOPM)
Another sign of confidence in the economy of the Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis.
Prime Minister Hon. Dr. Denzil L. Douglas says Monday’s opening of a branch of RBBT Caribbean in the TDC Mall on the corner of Central and Fort Streets “is timely as St. Kitts and Nevis propels itself forward as the financial capital of the OECS Economic Union.”
“There is no doubt that St. Kitts and Nevis continues to enjoy tremendous confidence from the regional corporate and banking community,” Prime Minister Douglas said.
Dr. Douglas pointed out that with the prospects for a boom in high-end tourism development on the horizon through the expanding Marriott Vacation Homes International investments in the former Angelus Hotel property, the completion of the first villas of the Ocean Edge Villa Hotel development, the fast-tracked activities surrounding the Mandarin Oriental Hotel Resort as part of the St. Christophe Harbour Development in the South East Peninsula and the start of construction of the Silver Reef Development, together with similar activities in Nevis, the opening of the RBBT branch is timely as St. Kitts and Nevis propels itself forward as the financial capital of the OECS Economic Union.
“The government and people of St. Kitts and Nevis welcome the Bank and its staff and particularly congratulate the Manager Ms. Corliss Charles-Sutton for her personal and professional growth and development as she spearheads the bank’s expansion and presence here in St. Kitts and Nevis. We wish them all total success as they bring choice services to our people,” said Prime Minister Douglas who cut the blue ribbon to officially commence the bank’s first business day on St. Kitts.
Trinidad-based Head of the Eastern Caribbean Region, Robert de Silva said the opening of the branch “is a further signal of the confidence that RBTT has in the St. Kitts and Nevis economy and the business community here.”
He said the financial institution will offer several services including, loans, overdrafts, new accounts, deposits, mortgage and credit card.
Country Manager is Corliss Charles-Sutton. The blesising of the branch was done by Pastor Leroy Benjamin.
St. Kitts and Nevis is home to several regional financial institutions including the St. Kitts-Nevis-Anguilla National Bank, the Bank of Nova Scotia, the First Caribbean International, the Royal Bank of Canada, RBTT (St. Kitts and Nevis) Limited, the Caribbean Confederation of Credit Unions, the Caribbean Credit Card Corporation Limited, the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank and the Eastern Caribbean Home Mortgage Bank.