The recently formed Canouan Island Development Council (CIDC) has written to Prime Minister Ralph Gonsalves requesting a meeting with him to discuss issues affecting residents of the southern Grenadine island.
Gonsalves, however, said he will ask Director of Grenadines Affairs, Edwin Snagg, and other government officials to meet with the group.
Canouan has been the focus of some attention over the past weeks as residents host weekly picnics on various beaches to demand road access to the island’s beaches, all of which, like all beaches in St. Vincent and the Grenadines, are public.
Gonsalves disclosed on radio on Friday that he had received an email from the Council requesting a meeting “between themselves and others”.
The Prime Minister said he had written back to say that he is requesting Snagg, who is originally from Union Island, and Permanent Secretary in the Office of the Prime Minister, Godfred Pompey, who is originally from Canouan, to meet with the Council.
Gonsalves said his executive secretary will arrange the meeting.
“So, I just want to tell you,” he told Snagg, who was a host of the programme on which he spoke.