Antigua and Barbuda has been commended for its progress in upgrading key tourism facilities.
The commendation comes from the IMF mission who recently concluded its visit to Antigua and Barbuda.
The mission not only commended the twin island state for upgrading tourism facilities such as the new airport terminal and the cruise ship pier but also for the progress in implementing the energy sector strategy, including the increased penetration of solar energy technology.
The mission also welcomed several suggestions made by authorities to include its intentions to upgrade the commercial port facilities but cautions against risks related to the scale of the project and it’s financing.
Suggestions were also made for the authorities to pursue reforms to address the current skills gap, through reorienting spending towards technical and vocational training consistent with international standards.
The mission also recommended formulating plans to build resilience to natural disasters in collaboration with the World Bank and other IFIs.