The COVID-19 pandemic reinforced the imperative to diversify our economy and include other industries to buttress Tourism. LABOUR will once again lead our country forward with innovative, transformative ideas in agriculture, tourism and the creative industries. LABOUR will also unveil a plan to restore domestic and foreign investor confidence, and stimulate consumer enthusiasm.
During our term in office, a new LABOUR Administration will:
Attract at least two new five-star hotels.
Create new green jobs by establishing stronger Public/Private Partnerships for the development of a recycling plant, and factories manufacturing parts for solar panels, water catchment tanks etc.
Develop an active fisheries Industry by constructing several seafood processing plants in key fishing towns and villages such as Old-Road Bay and Dieppe Bay.
Re-introduce the Small Grants Scheme of up to $100,000 for farmers.
Ensure that both the St. Kitts and the Nevis Investment Promotion Agencies are well resourced and equipped to actively pursue foreign direct investment partnerships to the Federation.
Create a new centralize export marketing agency for farm and seafood goods.
Digitize the economy to improve ease of doing business with technology.
Invest in Agro-tourism and local agro-processing to reduce imports
Legalise and stimulate a medical Marijuana industry