by Devonne Cornelius
St. Kitts and Nevis (WINN): National Disaster Coordinator, Mr. Abdias Samuels, is urging citizens and residents of St. Kitts and Nevis to properly manage their use of supplies following news of the global supply chain crisis currently being experienced.
Around the world, ports are congested as a result of the rapid rebound in demand for commodities and goods as the global economy rebounds from the COVID-19 pandemic. Shipping costs have greatly increased, and companies shipping goods are struggling due to the shortage of available ships and containers. This has resulted in prices going up for consumers across the world.
On Wednesday, October 13, Mr. Samuel encouraged people “to manage your resources and supplies that you have. At present, until the global community finds a solution to this challenge of the supply chain bottleneck. We have seen it in the U.K. where the government had to use state resources such as the military to help with the transportation of supplies for the day-to-day consumption of their citizens and we also see that in the U.SLos Angeles Port, one of the busiest ports has adopted a 24-hour work schedule to help with the bottleneck.”.
St. Kitts and Nevis has not been affected by the global crisis but Mr. Samuel stressed that the potential to be impacted by the delay of supplies as a country that relies heavily on the importation of supplies for daily consumption