March 27, 2008
Junior Minister with responsibility for Trade on Nevis Hon. Dwight Cozier reiterated the Nevis Island Administration’s (NIA) commitment to ensure a reduction of the cost of living in Nevis and would collaborate with the Federal Ministry of Trade in its endeavour to achieve that goal.
The Minister made the comment while he welcomed a delegation from the Federal Ministry of Trade led by Ambassador and Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Trade Her Excellency Rosalyn Hazelle, on Thursday March 27, 2008, at his Bath Plain office.
“The Nevis Island Administration is committed to the institution of policies that will ensure a reduction of the cost of living in Nevis and as part of those policies we understand the need for collaboration with the Ministry of Trade in St. Kitts,” he said.
Ambassador Hazelle underscored the need for collaboration citing that the move was important to ensure that the population’s rights were cared for and protected. She said the meeting would allow for the necessary collaboration.
“I think we are all committed to ensuring that we serve the population that has given us the mandate and the responsibility to care and to protect their rights “¦ so that they also recognize that they do have rights and they also have a responsibility.
“We are here this afternoon basically to share some of the activities that we are doing in St. Kitts and to look at some of the collaboration that we need to put in place to ensure that all of the citizens/consumers in St. Kitts and Nevis benefit from all of the programmes that are in place at the Federal level”¦It is really an honour for us to be here. I am one of those persons who fully believe in sharing information and collaboration for the betterment and the awareness of that we have responsibility and accountability to,” she said.
Also at the meeting were Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Trade in the Nevis Island and Administration Mr. Dwight Morton and Senior Trade Officer Mr. Jermaine Stapleton, Mr. Howard Richardson Director of Consumer Affairs on St. Kitts, Mr. Vernel Fahie of the St. Kitts Supply Office and Mr. Donald Cable Consultant with the Federal Ministry of Trade Commerce and Consumer Affairs.