Tag: Trade and Consumer Affairs

Ministry of International Trade, Industry, Commerce and Consumer Affairs to hold training seminar

NIA CHARLESTOWN NEVIS (June 09, 2016) —  The following is a press release from the Ministry of International Trade, Industry, Commerce and Consumer Affairs regarding a Caribbean Forum-European Union (CARIFORUM-EU) Competition Law and Policy Training Seminar in Basseterre. The release is dated June 13, 2016.
The Ministry of International Trade, Industry, Commerce and Consumer Affairs, together with the Caribbean Competition Commission, is hosting a training seminar on Competition Law and Policy on Monday June 13, 2016, at the Customs and Excise Department.
This introductory Level I training programme, is designed to raise knowledge and awareness of Competition Law and Policy, and build institutional capacity within St. Kitts and Nevis in the context of the implementation of the CARIFORUM-EU Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA).
The target stakeholders include public and private sector organisations (chamber of commerce, cooperative groups and associations), professional bodies (medical, legal, etc.), sector regulators, and public sector owned companies, media organisations, consumer organisations and academia.
This training forms part of a 10th European Development Fund (EDF) project for capacity building within CARIFORUM, in support of the implementation of commitments given under the CARIFORUM-EU Economic Partnership Agreement.

Premier of Nevis and Minister of Finance Hon. Vance Amory

Consumers on Nevis assured of Consumer Affairs Department’s vigilance following VAT removal from food, other items

NIA CHARLESTOWN NEVIS (APRIL 17, 2015) – The people of Nevis have been given the assurance that the Consumer Affairs Department will be vigilant in its effort to ensure that Value Added Tax (VAT) is removed from food items, medication and funeral expenses and the benefits of lower prices passed on to them.

Premier of Nevis and Minister of Finance Hon. Vance Amory gave that assurance during a recent interview with the Department of Information.


Minister responsible for Trade and Industry and Consumer Affairs on Nevis Hon. Dwight Cozier delivering remarks at the dedication of Horsford’s Valu Mart IGA Supermarket and Commercial Complex at Farms Estate in Nevis

Nevis Trade Industry and Consumer Affairs Minister issues challenge to local investor

NIA-CHARLESTOWN NEVIS (November 18, 2011) — Minister of Trade and Industry Consumer Affairs in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) Hon. Dwight Cozier challenged Directors and Management of  local investor SL Horsford Co. Ltd. to continue to provide consistent low costs on the products they offered the Nevis public at their newest investment.

He threw out the challenge on Wednesday November 16, 2011, at the Dedication of the Valu Mart IGA Supermarket and Commercial Complex at Farms Estate on Nevis, one day before the facility was opened to the public. He said the NIA was a willing partner in the effort to keep consumer cost low.
The name of SL Horsford and Co. Ltd’s newest venture on Nevis
Mr. Cozier thanked the local company for its bold investment in Nevis’ small economy which he said was seen, at this time, as a profound statement of confidence in the Government and People of Nevis.

“Your investment will help the people of Nevis and its government in the form of lowered prices and therefore, the lowered cost of living…

“I believe that with this promise to the consumers of Nevis that you are heading for even more success in our tiny economy. So I say a big thank you to SL Horsford for your vote of confidence in our tiny Nevis economy,” he said.
A section of persons present at the official dedication of the Horsford’s Valu Mart IGA Supermarket and Commercial Complex at Farms Estate on Nevis For more news out of Nevis visit www.nia.gov.kn your window into NevisWith regard to the new investment, the Minister noted that the provision of a more investor friendly environment was a precise and specific promise of the Nevis Reformation Party in Government on its assumption to office in 2006.   

Notwithstanding, the Minister said he was aware that the new investment which marked another milestone in the development of Nevis, had provided employment for a number of persons. He used the opportunity to share some advice with the new employees.

“To those who are being employed here, I say cherish your employment and work hard to make sure that you are successful at your job.

“Horsford is an institution that has manifested its success since its inception in 1875. It is not only your chance to compliment that success but your chance to be successful in line with Horsford,” he said.

The new supermarket and commercial complex is the second investment made by SL Horsford and Co. Ltd in Nevis. The first was the Business Centre at Stoney Grove over 16 years ago.

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