The Saint Lucia and Air and Sea Ports Authority (SLASPA) was one of the Public/private sector entities to participate in this year’s activities for Productivity Awareness Week held from October 12 to 16, 2020 at the Financial Administrative Center.
Productivity Awareness Week was launched in 2004 under the stewardship of the National Competitiveness and Productivity Council, with a mandate to build awareness of the issues related to productivity in Saint Lucia whilst increasing dialog between the public and private sectors.
This year’s theme, ‘Building resilience in tourism, infrastructure and the financial sector’ focused on increasing credit access as a way of growing the economy, in addition to rethinking our approach to the agriculture, manufacturing, and the health sector. As an engine for economic growth that directly impacts every industry, it was paramount that SLASPA participates in these discussions. According to the Research and Statistics Officer at SLASPA, Lennon Prospere
“the economic contribution of air and sea-related business is paramount and the impact of COVID-19 has demonstrated this reality. The idea of building resilience through resetting, rethinking, and innovation speaks to our collective efforts in which we must make as a nation to create strategies that will breathe new life into our procedures and for the Authority our continued efforts to connect people partners and the world."
Productivity Awareness Week also calls for taking innovative steps toward education and taking advantage of opportunities in the digital economy.