Airport, education, tourism to benefit from Gonsalves’ Arab nations visit

Prime Minister Dr. Ralph Gonsalves (File photo).

KINGSTOWN, St. Vincent – The international airport being build at Argyle and the education and tourism sectors are expected to benefit from Prime Minister Dr. Ralph Gonsalves’ recent 15-day trip to Bethlehem, Georgia, and Azerbaijan.

Gonsalves told journalists on Wednesday that his discussions with the Palestinian government focused on strengthening relations between both states, education for Vincentians in Palestine and Palestinians pursing studies at post-secondary institutions in St. Vincent.

Talks in Azerbaijan, Gonsalves said, focussed on Vincentians going to that country to study and for investors from Azerbaijan to invest here, particularly in tourism, a significant sector in both Azerbaijan and Georgia.

He further said that Azerbaijan has pledged to support this country with the international airport under construction here and on educational issues.

“There is no question that we are going to get assistance from Azerbaijan on the airport. The question of the terms of assistance and so forth will depend on when they come and visit [and] what information we give them,” he said.

“And I don’t want to talk about ballpark figures, which I spoke to them about. We will wait until they come and when matters are finalised,” Gonsalves said, noting that a team might visit as soon as next month.

Gonsalves said that both Georgia and Azerbaijan are “booming”. Azerbaijan, he said, is making “extraordinary leaps economically”, noting that the country has oil and natural gas.

He said the diplomatic work for the trip was laid when Camillo Gonsalves, this country’s ambassador to the United Nations, visited Azerbaijan last year and Azerbaijan sent an envoy to Kingstown in November.

Gonsalves and the president of Georgia also held talks at the United Nations last year.

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14 thoughts on “Airport, education, tourism to benefit from Gonsalves’ Arab nations visit

  1. He said we will have a deal by the end of this month, lets wait and see.

    Bit disappointed he never came back with a banana contract, Gaddafi failed to take all the Caribbean bananas as he promised.

    Well its not long to wait until the end of this month.

    I understand that yesterday Gonsalves the UN ambassador was been invited to Israel.

    Posted by Peter | January 4, 2012, 12:46
  2. This guy lies so much…We will just have to wait and see….!!!!!

    Posted by Observer. | January 4, 2012, 18:26
  3. More problems for the RALPH HATERS!!!! LOL

    Posted by no-nonsense | January 4, 2012, 19:45
    • No Nonsense, i’m sure you are old enough to remember these words……..’we will owe nothing at the completion of the airport’………OR………’ Chavez will pay for the wages of the Cubans’..

      Still waiting…… More problems indeed!!!!!

      Posted by vincy in bad shape | January 4, 2012, 20:19

    The SAME ROBOTS followed their LAUGHABLE POLITICAL PARTY, the NDP, again, and said the INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT will not be BUILT and that it is a PHANTOM PROJECT.

    These FELLAS are more JOKEY than the RUMBO in the RUM SHOP.

    Posted by vincypowa | January 4, 2012, 23:26
    • Its funny the NDP didn’t call the Cross Country Road and the National Stadium phantom projects, but yet they are no where to be seen.

      Posted by vincy in bad shape | January 5, 2012, 12:47
  5. Fellas Don’t you all get it This guy Ralph Gonsolves is a fake. He is a bullshtier. In this day and age, when all countries of the world are seeking to develop their own human resource potential for national development, He goes around with begging bowl in hand asking for some scraps. Our productive sector will remain in shambles while this these dumd-wits remain in power. Of course, this truth is beyong people like No-nonsence( or it is no sense)/ VINCY POWA. They lack the insight and mental capacity to handle this kind of analysis. So they will continued to be hoodwinked by this political con-artitst. It is the same old Shti over and over again. First it was Lybia, Cuba, and Venezuela. That failed, now he gone to the Arab world, come back with the same old shti. POOR FELLA ..This guy is clearly out of it. HA! HA! HA! HA!

    Posted by Olbap | January 5, 2012, 12:13
    • Heavens, so if an envoy was here in November so why then, “There is no question that we are going to get assistance from Azerbaijan on the airport. The question of the terms of assistance and so forth will depend on when they come and visit [and] what information we give them.” Fool ah talk but nah fool ah listen!!!!! Gonsalves is one of the biggest fake SVG has seen and known!!!

      Posted by Pablo Juan | January 5, 2012, 20:17
  6. Well at last your all waking up to the con artistry of this government.

    Even VincyPowa is running out of steam, he knows that he is supporting a bunch of flakes, but he has a living to earn as Marxist spin doctor extraordinar.

    I heard the other day that VincyPowa is really an NDP supporter, his post’s are designed to make people hate Gonsalves and the ULP. As you will all see he is really good at destroying the image of his pay master’s.

    Thanks VP

    Azerbaijan like Iran have an abysmal human rights record, they treat Christians with the utmost wickedness. We should not be supporting them at the UN, voting in their favour or abstaining, whichever helps them. All for a few dollars stained with Christian blood.

    You know the saying ‘if pigs could fly’ well they can, we have plenty of evidence of that.

    Posted by Peter | January 6, 2012, 10:35
  7. Ralph is totally convinced that Vincentians a a bunches of Here he is telling us that the Azerbaijan dun decide to help us with the airport just so. They have no information, they know nothing about the airport, ain’t see no study.. nothing… but they will give us assistance on the fact they: 1. will visit SVG and 2. listen to what Ralph and his poodles tell them and.. bam! Money coming…just so!… Backside!

    Posted by Olbap | January 6, 2012, 13:19
  8. Poor PETER has been FAILING MISERABLY at prattling his MARXIST MANTRA, and with other OUTDATED SOUNDBITES, and so he has taken a different approach called REVERSE PSYCHOLOGY to see if he is going to gain some currency with it. Sad to say, he will FAIL at that too, because his APPROACH, like all the others, is OUTDATED.

    BAD BOY PETER, go ask the MIGHT SHADOW for some help.

    Posted by vincypowa | January 6, 2012, 19:00
  9. I am sorry that I use the word Marxist, it is the real word to use, but I know that you all like to be called ‘scientific socialists’ nowadays. I don’t like using that terminology just to please you Marxist’s.

    So put that in your pipe and smoke it.

    Smell the sulphur

    Posted by Peter | January 6, 2012, 20:53


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