Bus Terminal redeveloped, vendor stalls handed over in Canouan
Special Features
August 14, 2009
Bus Terminal redeveloped, vendor stalls handed over in Canouan

For residents of Canouan who use public transportation, their travels will be much more pleasant, following the renovation of the bus terminal at Charlestown.{{more}}

At a handing over ceremony on Saturday, Caribbean Construction Association (CCA) Project Manager Enrico deFreitas announced the completion of work carried out at the site, which began in January 2009. At a cost of EC$440,000, passenger sheds and recreational benches were installed, the road paved, and the surrounding area beautified. Additionally, five vendor stalls were erected.

At the brief ceremony, Edwin Snagg, Director of Grenadines Affairs, had the honour of handing over keys to the stalls to five fortunate vendors. Snagg, who was visibly pleased with the redevelopment, recognised the contributions of the Government, CCA and the Canouan Resort Development (CRD). He also congratulated the receiving vendors and expressed his belief that the stalls would improve their livelihood. “It’s good that they can now conduct their trade with a certain level of respect and dignity.”

Snagg further announced that washroom facilities will be introduced in the near future and alluded to the fact that the site has the potential to become an area of recreation; thus “making their social and economic life better.”

The receiving vendors were Cinty Bynoe, Hyancinth Alexander, Carcilla Nanton and Bridget King, who received both on her behalf and that of another vendor. Speaking on behalf of the vendors, Bridget King expressed her deep gratitude for the renovation and was impressed by the aesthetics. “I haven’t really been overseas, but this looks like somewhere foreign!”

Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of National Security Godfred Pompey, CCA General Manager Elena Korach and CRD Representative Dianne Collen (Vice President, Hospitality) were also present. (JSV)