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November 22, 2013
Three questions for Prime Minister Dr Ralph Gonsalves

Fri Nov 22, 2013

Editor: To our honourable Prime Minister I say “thank you” for the noble idea of building an international airport in S tVincent. I do appreciate the advantages that an international airport can mean for the country in terms of tourism and otherwise. However, in discussions with citizens there are at least three major concerns that have emerged that I wish to bring to the attention of the Prime Minister.{{more}}

1. Is the wind pattern out at Argyle TRULY safe for aeroplanes attempting to land or take off?

2.With the economic situation worldwide being as it is, would an international airport in St Vincent really be profitable? (I raise this question since a couple countries in the Caribbean with international airports have declared bankruptcy.)

3. Is there a strong possibility that the citizens of St Vincent and the Grenadines will have to pay more money in taxes due to the Government having to pay international airlines (subsidize) when their aeroplanes are not filled with passengers? Yes, will the Government have to pay for those empty seats, thus putting a burden on taxpayers?

There is a meeting on Friday, November 22nd in Rose Hall, either at the primary school or the Community Centre concerning international airport matters. I do wish that members of the North Leeward community attending that important meeting ask the above questions.

If I can make it, I surely will. It is our rights as citizens to obtain answers to those questions.

Deeply Concerned!!!!