Statia, Saba Chamber discuss issues at mid-year meeting

Two Saba members of the Board of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of St. Eustatius and Saba travelled to St. Eustatius for the mid-year meeting of the board on Wednesday August 9. Since the Chamber serves both islands, it was an initia­tive of the Public Relations Officer (PRO), that the mid­year and year-end meetings be held alternately, on each island.

From left: Chairman Carlyle Team Vice Chair Wolfgang Tooten, from the Saba office;
board member and Public Relations Officer Ebelene Schmidt Hinds and board member from Saba Hermanus van Xanten.

The discussions cantered around upgrading its regis­tration records to make sure that all the registered entities are in a position to receive information that is current, to make sure the member­ship is informed of its train­ing, funding assistance pro­grammes and workshops for entrepreneurs and on issues of importance to the business community, including tax laws, budgets, pending up­grades of the offices on both islands, developing relation­ships with regional Cham­bers of Commerce, and at­tendance and participation in upcoming trade missions. The Saba Board Members Vice Chairman Wolfgang Tooten and Board Member Hermanus van Xanten ar­rived in Statia on Wednesday for a full day of meetings, rounded off by lunch and a tour of the island.

The Chamber is still in the early stages of growth, and is moving ahead steadily with the cooperation of its mem­bership, to help develop and nurture business develop­ment in the emerging busi­ness community on both is­lands, it was stated in a press release on Thursday.

The Daily Herald.

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