Entrepreneurship A Way To Transform Nevis society

Charlestown, Nevis
February 26, 2008

Minister of Social Transformation, Trade and Industry in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) the Hon. Hensley Daniel, said entrepreneurship was one critical ingredient that could transform the society and the development of Nevis. 
Minister Daniel made the statement on Monday February 25, 2008 during a feature address to signal the start of a week long celebration of Nevis‘ first ever Small Business Week.
Mr. Daniel who also holds portfolios for Social and Gender Affairs, made reference to a report on small enterprise development in the region and said that it was critical to the development of women, single mothers, children and young people.  He said support for female business owners, single mothers and poor women who worked to help maintain their families had been found to be one markedly beneficial result of micro credit programme. 
These credit programmes he said could benefit and bolster these small enterprises which could yield benefits across a broad range of economies and help them to become more abundant, productive and resilient.

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Nevis Government Launches 1st Small Business Week

Charlestown, Nevis
February 25, 2008

The first ever Small Business Week was officially launched today Monday February 25, 2008, by Minister of Social Development, the Hon. Hensley Daniel at the Nevis Cultural Center. 
The week which runs until Friday February 29 under the theme, “Bridges to Better Business” is organised by the Small Enterprise Development Unit (SEDU) in the Ministry of Social Development, Trade and Industry in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA).
While delivering remarks at Monday’s opening ceremony Junior Minister in the Ministry of Trade and Industry, the Hon Dwight Cozier said that the Nevis Reformation Party led-Administration continued to work with small business persons on Nevis, since it believed that it was through strengthening the small business sector that the economy would flourish.

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