During the past years an energized Nevis Division actively sought to represent the interests of its membership and to reinforce its position as the island’s leading private sector organization. At present, the membership totals 31. Of these companies, 22 are entities with headquarters in St. Kitts. Throughout the year the Division maintained a relatively high profile in the local community through a packed calendar of events that included luncheons, dinners, evening meetings, and an annual meeting.
Much of the Division’s prominence in the past year can be attributed to the vibrant Charming Charlestown. There has been collaborative work on the upgrade of the public market, and the execution of a business survey of downtown Charlestown. The division was able to solicit funding for the latter from the British High Commission in Antigua. Charming Charlestown has now embarked upon a project with the Nevis Island administration to (a) upgrade the roof of the public market; and (b) get vendors off the streets with the passage and implementation of necessary legislation to control informal trading.