Questions are being asked regarding why the Government is evicting the operators of Cobblestone Inn in Kingstown, giving them just two months and no reason to vacate the premises.
Persons in the know have been mulling over the development, noting especially that the tenant, Vincentian entrepreneur, Ann Joshua is up-to-date with the EC$24,000 monthly rent.
Joshua on Thursday confirmed to iWitness News that the Government has given her until Sept. 30 to vacate the premises, which she has been renting for 30 years.
In a July 12 letter, Grahame Bollers, lawyer for National Properties Ltd., the state-owned entity responsible for the historic building where the hotel is located, gave no reason why his client wanted the premises back.
Joshua declined to elaborate on the development when iWitness News contacted her on Thursday.
She, however, confirmed receipt of the letter and said that she was up-to-date with the rent — EC$24,000 per month.
Cobblestone Inn’s website describes it as “ an award-winning, historic boutique hotel”.
The hotel, which is located on Back Street, Kingstown, is located in a building that dates back to 1814.
It was built as a sugar warehouse and was later used for arrowroot.