Independent Senator in the Upper House of Parliament, Raymond Roberts has called for urgent attention to be given to improving the image of the City of St. George’s.
Sen. Roberts who represents the Labour Movement in the Senate has described St. George’s as a “very run-down Town,” with respect to its buildings.
He told the Senate that something has to be done to get the owners or people occupying the buildings to refurbish them.
“For those of us who went to school in the city in the ‘60’s and ‘70’s, clearly what we see now is a far cry from what was then Pure Grenada or Pure St. George’s,” he said.
“Pure Grenada” is the slogan used by the Grenada Tourism Authority (GTA) to promote the island internationally to attract visitors to the island.
The Labour Senator admonished the Leader of Government Business in the Senate, Simon Stiell to take the concerns expressed to his government, and to find a way to create incentives for property owners in the city to upgrade the buildings.
He said that refurbishing the buildings will create jobs for locals, as well as create the beauty that is desired for the city.
He stressed that beauty and cleanliness are the things that capture a visitor to repeatedly visit a country.
There are a number of abandoned dilapidated buildings throughout the Town of St. George and currently occupied by vagrants and homeless people.