NDP trying to ‘mash up the economy’ – PM
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May 28, 2024

NDP trying to ‘mash up the economy’ – PM

Two billboards which were recently erected by the opposition New Democratic Party (NDP) highlighting the 2023 homicide count in the country have been described as showing “lack of love for country”.

This was the assessment of Prime Minister, Dr Ralph Gonsalves at a press conference yesterday May 27, 2024, during which he charged that opposition forces are out to destroy St Vincent and the Grenadines.

He said the mentality which drove the NDP to erect the billboards, is the same mentality they displayed in trying to prevent the opening of the Argyle International Airport (AIA).

One of the billboards is at Gibson Corner, on the road to the leeward side of the mainland.

The Prime Minister said it was placed there at a time when overseas journalists and tourism stakeholders were visiting St Vincent.

A group of travel advisors paid a recent visit to SVG and were hosted at Sandals Resorts SVG.

The Prime Minister charged that the opposition “want to mash up the economy”.

He added that the opposition party was “so anxious” to get the billboard up, that they did not seek permission from the Planning Authority.

The other billboard is at Arnos Vale.

NDP leader, Dr Godwin Friday, on radio last week Tuesday May 21, 2024, defended the content of the billboard saying, “If people are concerned about this billboard now, they will see more when we address the issues that are confronting the country on all our billboards as we get closer to elections”.