SKN LARGEST REGIONAL EXPORTER TO US By Nigel Jameson The Federation exports more goods to the United States than St. Lucia, Grenada, Antigua and Barbuda, Dominica and St. Vincent and the Grenadines combined. The total for these five countries was US$45.14 million while St Kitts and Nevis exported US$54.39 worth of goods. Obviously very happy with this, Prime Minister Denzil Douglas on Wednesday praised the dependability, diligence, and proficiency of the workers and management teams who made this possible. He said, “I commend the workers of Lutron Liamuiga, Harowe Servo, Kajola-Kristada, CSR/DDL, St. Kitts Brush Company and Caribelle Batik for working with management to produce the quality of products, with the level of efficiency, to make St. Kitts and Nevis, the smallest nation in the western hemisphere, the largest exporter – among the OECS and Barbados – of goods to the United States of America. “This is a very positive reflection on the calibre of worker that exists in St. Kitts and Nevis, it is a positive reflection on the quality of leadership shown by management, and it is indicative of the attractiveness of St. Kitts and Nevis as a place to do business and invest,’the PM said. St. Lucia exported US$26.02 million; Grenada, US$7.27 million; Antigua and Barbuda, US$4.87 million; Dominica, US$2.32 million and US$32,648, St. Vincent and the Grenadines. The British Virgin Islands exported US$10.75 million to the United States; Anguilla, US$4.34 million and Montserrat, US$38,648. St. Kitts and Nevis companies exporting to the United States and their products are Lutron Liamuiga (dimmer switches and fan speed controls); Harowe Servo (St. Kitts) Ltd (small motors, PC Board Assemblies, Rotor Assemblies and resolvers); Kajola-Kristada (connectors, filters, trap and surface mounts for the Cable TV and Communications Industry); CSR/DDL (CSR rum/brandy and Brinley flavoured rum products); and St. Kitts Brush Co (semi-finished products for polishing dentures and jewelry).
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