A sound economic development is in sight for the sister islands of Carriacou and Petite Martinique under a future government of the National Democratic Congress (NDC).
Congress Caretaker for the constituency, Tevin Andrews laid out the road map for the development of the twin-island during the presentation of the party’s 13-year Policy Agenda which was rolled out at the Grenada Trades Centre late last month.
In what can be considered asa a sterling contribution that was witnessed by members of the Diplomatic Corp, and the business community among others, Andrews gave the people of Carriacou and Petite Martinique the assurance that the main opposition party has a plan to develop and empower them.
He said an NDC Government will ensure infrastructural development in the areas of water supply, road, drainage, airport, seaport and yachting facilities.
He also spoke of an upgrade of the Princess Royal Hospital with the intention of providing a wider and improved range of services as a priority for an NDC Government.
Andrews also told the gathering that an NDC Government will engage St. George’s University (SGU) to establish a campus in Carriacou which will specialise in marine biology and aquatic medicine.
In addition, protection of the twin-islands heritage is to be given serious attention under Congress.
According to the NDC Caretaker, a future Congress Government will actively pursue, preserve and promote the unique history, cultural heritage and tradition of the islands by protecting sites and features of archaeological and historical interests, and national heritage sights.
Andrews said having joined Congress three years ago, he has accepted the challenge, as Caretaker and prospective candidate for Carriacou and Petite Martinique, to bring a dynamic energy to tackle and overcome the same issues and challenges that have only been spoken about for decades.
“There have been many words, but little action,” he quipped.
The twin-island is currently represented by Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs, Elvin Nimrod.
Andrews said that for many years the people of Carriacou and Petite Martinique have felt abandoned, betrayed and let down to the point where there is little trust between them, the politicians, and government.
“I am part of a team… that I know will work tirelessly, and together we will make a positive difference to the lives of the Grenadian people, especially the lives of the people of my beautiful islands – Carriacou and Petite Martinique,” he said.