Call for fix to regional transport

Calling it a hindrance to regional integration, Prime Minister of St Lucia Philip Pierre wants fellow Caribbean leaders to come together and fix the transportation woes “as a matter of urgency”.

Pierre, who was the special guest of the Democratic Labour Party, made the point while delivering the annual Errol Barrow Memorial Lecture last Friday night.

“Travelling around the region today has become a nightmare both from the standpoint of high fares and reduced flight ability. It is having an undermining effect on economic prospects of the region,” Pierre told the audience at the Errol Barrow Centre for Creative Imagination, University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus.

He said that travel across the Caribbean, both by air and sea, should be seen as an investment by the governments “because it is a duty they owe the people of the region”. (Nation News)

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