Basseterre, St. Kitts, March 03, 2015 (SKNIS): A delegation from International Monetary Fund (IMF) met with St. Kitts and Nevis Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, Dr. The Honourable Timothy Harris today at Government Headquarters.
The IMF delegation indicated that the meeting was held to provide the new Prime Minister with an overview of the ongoing preparations for the annual regional common policy discussions with Eastern Caribbean Currency Union (ECCU) member countries.
The focus of this year’s regional consultation will be, building a healthy financial system in the ECCU, policy options to boost growth and competitiveness, fiscal policies for growth and macroeconomic stability, as well as regional integration initiatives in these and other areas.
The IMF team took the opportunity to congratulate Prime Minister Harris on his election to higher office and expressed hope that the collaborative and productive relationship between the IMF and St. Kitts and Nevis, will continue.
Prime Minister Harris accepted the congratulations on behalf of the people of St. Kitts and Nevis and said, “the people have mandated us to bring shared prosperity to all and we hope with your support and counsel, we can deliver to our people”. Prime Minister Harris also advised the IMF team that the “Team Unity’” manifesto is his government’s blueprint for prosperity.