Our Readers' Opinions
March 17, 2017
Reflecting on positive innovative contributions

Editor: The Argyle International Airport affords one the opportunity to be gracious to others upon arrival in St Vincent and the Grenadines. Thanks to immigration officer, Ms Nedine Roache, for the very warm welcome extended to me when I landed there recently. Much appreciated.

On leaving Barbados, the pilot stated that it was windy at the airport in Barbados and that similarly, it was windy in St Vincent and the Grenadines. It turned out to be a very smooth flight and was very pleasant.

In this National Heroes/Heritage Month we reflect on the positive innovative contributions and milestones of the past, which have made such a difference in terms of education and development.

For example, we celebrate the publication of the first newspaper in St Vincent and the Grenadines in 1817, 200 years ago (Lent 1977), which has led to the advancement of thoughts and ideas.

We thank those who continue to make it possible for the future progress of the nation with another milestone, the first international airport.

We look forward to economic, social and cultural advancement with this new dimension added to the national landscape.

I share this poem which I wrote about the Argyle International Airport.


(A)rgyle International Airport in SVG destination SVD,

(R)eforming a nation by land, air and sea,

(G)lobally and locally more progress there’ll be.

(Y)ears of dedication paving the way,

(L)ooking to the future it is a new day,

(E)xpanding horizons up up and away.

Cheryl Phills King