November 12, 2013
IADC to host fourth town hall meeting at Rose Hall

The International Airport Development Company (IADC) will host the fourth in a series of town hall meetings, geared at “stimulating thought and action as persons are encouraged to be prepared to embrace the international airport.”{{more}}

A release from the IADC said the upcoming meeting takes place at the Rose Hall Primary School, on Wednesday, November 20, beginning at 7 p.m., under the theme: “Preparing to embrace our international airport.” Residents of Rose Hall and surrounding areas, including Chateaubelair and Fitzhughes, are being invited to attend.

Facilitators include: Dr Rudy Matthias, CEO/chairman of the IADC, who will focus on investment opportunities in and around the airport; Stina Herberg, head of the Richmond Vale Accademy, who will focus on the beautification and preservation of the environment; Selwin Patterson, president of the Rose Hall Cultural and Development Organisation will focus on Sustainable Community Tourism; and a representative from the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Industry, who will look at the impact that the international airport is likely to have on those sectors.

Presentations will be followed by questions and a general discussion. There will also be a cultural performance by the Rose Hall Cultural and Development Organisation.

“The IADC sees it as essential that people are made aware of what is expected of them and offer some guidance as to how to proceed, so that they are in a better position to take advantage of the opportunities which will come from the operation of an international airport in this country, and is taking the lead in this regard,” the release said.

Three other town hall meetings have already been held in Kingstown, Stubbs and Sandy Bay.