PM Douglas Meets With Taiwanese Trade Delegation
Photo By Erasmus Williams
Basseterre, St. Kitts – Nevis
April 14, 2011 (CUOPM)
A 25-person Taiwan Trade delegation has been invited explore all opportunities to invest in the twin-island Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis.
“We believe that the challenges that we face with regard to renewable energy have to be met. We believe that there are opportunities that our businessmen can benefit from if we were to make the transition from the old dependence on fossil fuel to what is now greener renewable energy,” said Prime Minister Hon. Dr. Denzil L. Douglas Hon. Dr. Denzil L. Douglas in welcoming the business persons when they paid a courtesy call late Thursday afternoon.
The delegation was accompanied by Taiwan’s Resident Ambassador in St. Kitts and Nevis, His Excellency Miguel Li-Jey Tsao.
Dr. Douglas hoped that the few days in St. Kitts and Nevis “will consolidate in your own mind that the new place to do business is the Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis.”
Manufactured goods ranging from memory cards and ceiling fans to furniture and plastic machinery will be on display during the April 15th to April 16th Trade Show organised by the Republic of China (Taiwan) and sponsored by the St. Kitts and Nevis Chamber of Industry and Commerce.
The Taiwan Trade Delegation are representatives of companies from Florida: King of Fans Solar Power Industry (ceiling fans and solar panel); MSI Miami Corp. (netbook, desktop computers); Genius Group KYE Systems America Corp (PC peripherals); Ben Q Latin America (PC, projector, Digital camera); TM Cell ““ an AT&T Contractor (Memory card); Snow Peas International (vegetable); Gran America (furniture); Sunny International Co (Sunglasses and handy tool); Lung Meng Machinery Co. (Plastic machinery); US-1 America Inc. (computer game); EURO-ASIA (fashion accessories).
Representatives from the Youth Taiwanese Chamber of Commerce and the Taiwan Trade Center in Miami are also among the delegation.
The Delegation will be guests at a Welcome Reception at OTI hosted by the St. Kitts and Nevis Chamber of Industry and Commerce on Thursday night.
The Opening ceremony of the Trade Show at the Royal St. Kitts Hotel on Friday include remarks by Prime Minister Douglas, Minister of International Trade, Dr. the Hon. Timothy Harris; Taiwan’s Resident Ambassador in St. Kitts and Nevis, His Excellency Miguel Li-Jey Tsao; Leader of the Taiwan Trade Delegation from Florida state, Mrs. Tsai Hui Wu and Chamber President Morton.