Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) President Warren Smith and Leader of the Opposition, Dr. Denzil Douglas

Former prime minister and leader of the opposition Dr. Denzil Douglas led a meeting with a visiting team from the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) on Thursday.

The meeting was requested b the Barbados-based financial institution in preparation of a new Country Strategy Paper for St. Kitts and Nevis for 2017-2021.

Dr. Douglas headed a St. Kitts and Nevis delegation formed of five opposition parliamentarians in the meeting.

“Country Strategy Papers typically identify areas of co-operation between the country and CDB, proposing interventions in sectors which are considered key for economic growth and for poverty reduction,” said CDB’s Economist, Dr. Stephen Maier.

The meeting also provided an opportunity for the CDB delegation to understand the national development priorities in St. Kitts and Nevis which may become part of the next Strategy.

Other members of the opposition delegation were Ms. Marcella Liburd; Mr. Konris Maynard; Ms. Patrice Nisbett and Dr. Earl Asim Martin.