A clear policy has not yet been articulated by the government but Prime Minister Gonsalves calling into the Issue at Hand radio programme on WEFM over the weekend referred to plans to have temporary accommodation in place to house students from distant parts of the country.
“We have 20 million already earmarked to put some towards a building, to temporarily for the parliament to become a hostel for community college students from the distant parts of the country especially the Grenadines, North Windward, North Leeward”.
He did not provide any further details for the use of the current Court House which also facilitates sittings of parliament. The building is said to be plagued with a termite infestation and a sewage problems.
In June, Government passed a financial bill to borrow US$20 million dollars from the Taiwanese government to construct a new Parliament building. The loan will finance the new parliament, a halls of justice or court house project, and repairs and renovation of the existing parliament building in Kingstown.
Gonsalves at the time was listing the many infrastructural projects being undertaken by his ULP administration.