The Southern Grenadines MP Terrance Ollivierre outlined his vision for the island of Mayreau in a fiery address despite being ‘under the weather’.
“We are looking at having a comprehensive development plan in terms of a terminal building in Mayreau. So just as you come off the wharf, you will have a building that you can shelter, rain or sun or whatever you want to shelter there.”
He was adamant that the residents of Mayreau had been neglected by the governing Unity Labour Party administration.
“That building would include an area where you have small shops and boutiques giving you the people of Mayreau the opportunity to earn a living and continue with your livelihood.”
“Most importantly, in that building, you will also have customs and immigration…we will make sure that there is a sub-branch of the bank with an ATM right in that same building so that people, the business people, the local people, when you make your money, you don’t have to run go to union every time, you can do your banking right here in Mayreau.”
The MP who won consecutive elections in 2001, 2005, 2010 and 2015 envisions that persons would no longer need to journey to mainland St. Vincent to clear barrels.
The terminal building on the island will feature a customs clearance section as he said, “your barrels will come right here and meet you.”
The representative said he intends on working with boat owners who ply their trade in the Grenadines to charge a flat fee to ferry the barrels from Kingstown to the Grenadines.
He promised listeners, “things will get better under a New Democratic Party as this is the party that cares for you.”