BASSETERRE, St. Kitts – The Washington-based International Monetary Fund (IMF) is to hold talks with St. Kitts and Nevis Leader of the Opposition, the Right Hon. Dr. Denzil L. Douglas.
The IMF officials will meet with Dr. Douglas, the former Prime Minister and Minister of Finance and members of the Federal Parliamentary on April 26th.
Members of the Parliamentary Opposition comprise lawmakers representing the Nevis Reformation Party (NRP) and the St. Kitts-Nevis Labour Party (SKNLP), the largest political party in the Federation.
During the April 18th to May 3rd visit, the IMF delegation will also meet with the Prime Minister and the Federal Cabinet, the Premier of Nevis and the NIA Cabinet, officials of the Ministry of Finance and relevant ministries, the St. Kitts and Nevis Chamber of Industry and Commerce, bankers, the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank (ECCB), and other interested groups and individuals.
The international financial institution consults annually with each member government through contacts, known as “Article IV Consultations,” during which the IMF attempts to assess each country’s economic health and to forestall future financial problems.
St. Kitts and Nevis became a member of the IMF in 1983.