SHUNNING MP EARNS VIP LOUNGE FOR CARRIACOU
Written by VT – Social Activist on May 24, 2018
A few weeks ago, I penned a poem to the parliamentary representative of Carriacou & Petite Martinique admonishing her about the shunning of some of her constituents.
The honorable lady made lots of promises prior to the elections and she said that she would ‘be working with each & every one of you.’ I remember her highlighting transportation and health issues which she promised to address once she gets into office. However, so far, there has been no noticeable change. I do understand that ‘Rome was not built in a day’.
I am now hearing about the planned creation of a new VIP lounge at the Lauriston Airport. It is alleged that the lady is uncomfortable using the same departure lounge as the other passengers. In addition, she does not wish to clear through security. As far as I know, every person must clear security before boarding any aircraft. It is alleged that the gentleman before her waited in his vehicle until boarding time, instead of using the departure lounge, then bolted through the back door and onto the plane thus bypassing security.
The current facilities, used by the Governor General, Prime Minister and other Government Officials, are not comfortable enough for the local ‘kayak girl’ since she became a Government Official.
A VIP lounge is indeed a positive move for the Lauriston Airport but it is not a necessity and definitely not urgent at this time. The people of Carriacou & Petite Martinique are still dying in childbirth & from other minor health issues while patients are still being transported on stretchers on the floor of the Osprey which continues with the same one-trip daily schedule.
It appears that the Airports Authority of Grenada has money to ensure people’s comfort. Why then continue to make the passengers flying out of the said Lauriston airport uncomfortable by asking them to pay that additional $10.00 surcharge after they have purchased their tickets? It is time for this charge to be discontinued!
The honorable lady should be reminded that these same people – with whom she now feels uncomfortable and try to avoid – elected her to represent them in Parliament. Remember Lucky Dube’s song: “Be good to the people on your way up the ladder for you meet them on your way back down”. Why not concern yourself about the comfort of the people of your constituency instead of that of yourself and others in authority? The regular passenger lounge should be your VIP lounge!