SRDF Hosts Business Stakeholders' Meeting
The Soufriere Regional Development Foundation (SRDF) continues to persistently meet its mandate to foster economic, cultural and social development in a manner that is responsive to the needs and aspirations of the community.
On Monday March 27, 2017, the SRDF hosted a business stakeholders' consultation at the Cool Breeze Conference Room intended to communicate the developmental plans at the organisation’s sites.
According to the Executive Director of SRDF, Jimmy Haynes, “The stakeholders are the patrons and suppliers of our services; therefore, it is important that they are a part of the discussion."
Haynes believes that there should be more consultations on all different levels. He added that their aim is to make these forums a consistent part of their public relation strategy to stimulate comprehensive and genuine discourse with the stakeholders.
The gathering was also informed of the fee structure changes on entrance to the Sulphur Springs Park and the Gros Piton Nature Trail which will take effect on October 1, 2017. The new fee will be a consolidation of the Black Water pool bath, combination packages and guided tour.
One business stakeholder, Chef Orlando Satchell, proprietor of Orlando’s Restaurant, expressed his thoughts on the consultation: “I was impressed with the meeting. It was very informative and the idea was very positive.”
Mr. Satchell added that he is looking forward to attending the follow-up session and many others.
The SRDF is a nonprofit company located in Soufriere. Its mandate is to undertake social, cultural, human resource, tourism and infrastructure development in the Soufriere area. The organisation ,which was established in 1993, generates revenues from its operational sites: the Sulphur Springs Park, Gros Piton Nature Trail, Comfort Centre, Soufriere jetties and 88.5 Soufriere FM.