The Chamber of Commerce & Industry (COCI) Board of Directors after having requested an audience with previous Ministers of TEATT finally got the long awaited audience with current Minister C. Connor, based on a February 15th request. Having met prior with the COCI Executive Board, the Minister joined the COCI Board meeting on March 3rd, 2015 where he outlined his vision on economic development and the role of COCI. The members of the COCI Board were very pleased to have this one on one exchange with the Minister, and requested meetings and exchanges with the Minister and his cabinet in a structural manner, to better synchronize efforts undertaken by both entities seeking a sustainable economic development in St. Maarten.
The COCI Board members undertaking the activities for the execution of this year’s theme:”Better Business in St. Maarten”, were elated to receive the positive feedback from the Minister and pledged their support for a close working relationship with the Ministry of TEATT. The Minister and his Chef de Cabinet, Mr. J. James established the communication lines between COCI and the Ministry of TEATT, adding immediate action to words.