President of the St. Elizabeth Chamber of Commerce, Howard Hendricks, says there are already signs of economic growth in the communities close to the recently re-opened Alpart Alumina Plant.

He says small business operators are now energized.

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But, he’s lamenting that local investors aren’t seizing the available opportunities.

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According to Mr. Hendricks, Chinese investors are setting up businesses that are better positioning them to take advantage of the resuscitation of the economy in communities around the plant.

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Mr. Hendricks says there are signs the Chinese are significantly contributing to the local economy in the parish of St. Elizabeth.

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