St. John’s Antigua- The performance of the business community here will be placed under the microscope, in an on-going assessment designed to give business owners the necessary tools to wield their way out of the current economic crisis.
Taking the lead on the initiative is the Employers Federation, who according to President Acres Stowe will be engaging experts in the field in dialogue to glean from their experiences.
Stowe said the talks, which started with the general membership of the body, would be continued with key government officials and then the experts.
“We are going to get the help of experts, whether it is in the form of workshop or seminar scenario so that we can start drilling into those key areas, areas that maybe affecting our ability to get out of the recession,” Stowe told OBSERVER Media during an interview.
He said once this is done, they would then examine “workable solutions” which are achievable.
“Once you have put those together and once you have gathered information from all key stakeholders then I think we will start to make some progress,” Stowe said.
The president of the federation said thought went into the assessment after a series of complaints from the business community that is despondent with the direction in which the economy is going.
“Our members are very much on the edge, they are very much concerned about the levels of decline they continue to see as far as business is concerned,” he added.
The assessment is expected to conclude in another week.
Experiences, Stowe said, will also be drawn from other countries across the region.