By concerned citizen
Not too long ago I wrote an article about the JF Mitchell Airport in Bequia, which is in a very sad and deplorable state.
I begged the government to complete the much-needed repairs that started in March of 2021.
Now, fast-forward to September 2022 and work seems to have stopped because of no material or perhaps lack of funds to finish the project, thus leaving the terminal building in a worse-off state than before.
When it rains, the workers have to be catching water in buckets, passengers have to run or, in some cases, opening umbrellas in the check-in area; toilet doors are falling off, etc.
As mentioned before, the Bequia airport is vital for the island’s tourism, the hotels, taxi operators, etc. It also serves as a hub for local airlines such as SVG Air, Mustique Airways and Bequia Air as well as other private aircrafts.
In the tourism season, the airport receives approximately 10 to 12 flights per day. First impressions are long-lasting and to have tourists seeing the present conditions of our airport won’t be a pleasant first impression at all.
So, I am, again, pleading to the government of St Vincent and the Grenadines and area representatives to come forward and fix the JF Mitchell Airport, please.
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