St Vincent envoy reports enhanced visitor arrivals since opening of int’l airport

Source: Jamaica Observer

WINNEPEG, Canada (CMC) — St Vincent and the Grenadines Ambassador to the United Nations, Rhonda King, says since the opening of the Argyle International Airport (AIA) earlier this year, “there has already been an increase in the number of visitors arriving by air.”

In her address to nationals in Winnipeg, Canada on Saturday, marking the 38th anniversary of St Vincent and the Grenadines political independence from Great Britain, King said, in July, “we received 7,518 stay-over visitors; this year we had 8,186 – an increase of 668 in the month of July.

“Let give thanks for AIA, for the vision and tenacity of our Prime Minister, Dr Ralph Gonsalves and his government,” King told the gala ceremony, organized by the St Vincent and the Grenadines Association of Winnipeg, Inc, “let us give thanks for the rapidly increasing speed of accessibility to our shores. Let us give thanks for the new possibilities this accessibility will bring.

“Infrastructure and accessibility are critical components in our quest for more sustainable development,” she added. “They are not optional. Indeed, they are imperatives.”

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