Member of Parliament for the North Leeward constituency and Minister of Tourism, Civil Aviation, Sustainable Development and Culture, Hon. Carlos James has welcomed the opening of the second financial institution in his North Leeward constituency.
The St. Vincent and the Grenadines Teachers’ Co-operative Credit Union will open its Chateaubelair branch this Thursday January 4th, 2024.
Minister expressed the sentiments during a community consultation in Spring Village on Tuesday.
According to the North Leeward MP, during his tenure as member of parliament the economic and rural transformation of the North Leeward constituency will be realized commencing with a series of strategic developmental initiatives including the opening of the North Leeward Technical Institute to provide training for youth, the introduction of financial services, which will provide loan opportunities for businesses and home construction, infrastructure developments such as the Chateaubelair Wharf as a port of entry, the construction of the cultural and artistic hubs in Petit Bordel and Troumaca, the North Leeward agro-processing facility and the North Leeward Administrative Centre to facilitate the decentralising of government services including revenue office, customs and immigration among them,” James said.
The MP for North Leeward noted that at least a third financial institution has expressed interest in providing services to his constituency. James said following the completion of the Administrative Complex in Chateaubelair, which will break ground this year; the space will be made available for other financial institutions to establish branches.