St. Kitts – Nevis’ Tourism Minister – Richard Skerritt
Photo By Erasmus Williams
Basseterre, St. Kitts – Nevis
June 05, 2012 (CUOPM)
St. Kitts and Nevis’ Minister of Tourism, Sen. the Hon. Richard “Ricky” Skerritt, is among more than a dozen ministers of government, including a premier and a chief minister from the Caribbean in New York City for the second annual Invest Caribbean Now Power Forum.
The investment breakfast, a partnership between digital media company, Hard Beat Communications and the Caribbean Tourism Organization, the regional tourism arm, is set for the Marriott Marquis in Times Square New York City on June 6th from 7:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
Besides, Mr. Skerritt, who is also the Chairman of the Caribbean Tourism Organisation (CTO) are the Hon. Dr. Daniel Orlando Smith, OBE, Premier and Minister of Finance and Tourism of the British Virgin Islands; Chief Minister Government of Anguilla, Minister of Finance, Economic Development, Investment, Commerce & Tourism, Hon. Hubert Hughes; Minister of Business Development and Tourism of Bermuda, Hon. Wayne Furbert; Minister of Tourism & Civil Aviation of The Bahamas, Hon. Obe Wilchcombe; Minister of Tourism, Sports and Culture of St. Vincent & Grenadines, Hon. Cecil Mckie; Minister of Tourism of St. Maarten, Hon. Romeo Pantophlet; Minister of Ministry of State of Jamaica, Hon. Damion Crawford; Minister of Tourism, Heritage, Culture and Creative Industries of St. Lucia, Hon. Lorne Theophilus; Minister of Tourism of Trinidad and Tobago, Hon. Rupert Theophilus Griffith; Minister of Tourism of Haiti, His Excellency Stephanie Balmir-Villedrouin; Minister of Tourism & Civil Aviation of Grenada, Hon. Dr. George Vincent; Acting Minister of Tourism of Guyana, His Excellency Irfaan Ali; Luis Gerardo Rivera Marin, current Executive Director of the Puerto Rico Tourism Company and Alain Richardson, President of the Collectivity of St. Martin.
Invest Caribbean Now 2012 panellists are Jonathan S. Blue, Chairman & Managing Director, Blue Equity, LLC. and CEO of Cool Petroleum; Jay Yeo, President, Solamon Energy Corp.; Lisa Lake, Chief Development Director, Branson Centre of Entrepreneurship ““ Caribbean; Jean Arnell, vice president of the French Saint Martin Chamber of Commerce and Hon. Minister of St. Kitts and CTO Chairman, Ricky Skerritt.
Organizers of Invest Caribbean Now 2012 will also honour world renowned business leader, Sir Richard Branson with the 2012 Leadership Award for his commitment to the Caribbean via the launch of his Branson Center of Entrepreneurship ““ Caribbean.
The forum comes as Chinese investment in the Caribbean continues to boom in this free trade emerging market economy that is politically stable and boosts a highly literate work force and an established tourism market, and which the International Monetary Fund and World Bank forecast will see a 3.5 percent growth into 2013, higher than the economies of Eastern Europe and Central Asia, and similar to those of East Asia.