April 23, 2010
PMC to hold Airport Development forum

The Peoples’ Movement for Change (PMC) will host a forum on the Argyle International Airport under the theme, ‘Airport Development as Policy’.{{more}}

This event is scheduled for Tuesday April 27 at 7:00 pm at Frenches House, Kingstown. The panel will include CEO of the International Airport Development Company (IADC), Dr. Rudy Matthias, President of the Chamber of Industry and Commerce, Angus Steele, Chairman of the Peoples’ Movement for Change Oscar Allen, and a representative of the New Democratic Party (NDP). Jimmy Prince, Coordinator of the Agency for Public Information (API) will act as moderator.

The forum is expected to, among other things; engage the issues of air access and travel cost, hospitality opportunities for St. Vincent and the Grenadines, and the potential for a new national and social geography in the Argyle area.

A release fromt the PMC said “The forum takes the airport debate a step further and locates it within the broader context of our international relations policy.

“The PMC calls on our community to come on board in a constructive/critical way to support the airport project. The entire Vincentian community must ready itself to expand its output and opportunities at the same time it brings it concerns and insights to bear, monitoring the project’s weaknesses, while enhancing its realisations and thus owning as citizens, this new national asset.”