Georgia’s EC$537,559 grant to go to airport

The monies will be used to buy truck for the airport construction site where 54 per cent of trucks needed repair last November. (Internet photo)

KINGSTOWN, St. Vincent – This country has received a donation of $537,559.35 from Georgia, one of the country’s Prime Minister Dr. Ralph Gonsalves visited during his 15-day trip to the Middle East and Europe from December to January.

Gonsalves said that the monies would be used to buy vehicles for the construction of the EC$652 million Argyle International Airport.

“I just got from the officials here in St. Vincent and the Grenadines the banking information, the first tranche of money for us, $537,559.35. The second tranche is going to come within a couple weeks’ time, over a EC$1 million to help to buy some trucks and so on …” Gonsalves said at a media briefing yesterday.

Leonardo Perez, consultant engineer at the airport site said in November that only 54 per cent of  trucks at the facility were working while 40 per cent of the earthworks was incomplete.

He said that while he was criticised for trip to the Middle East and Europe, every Arab nation had expressed appreciation for his visit.

“Our ambassador at the united nation, Camillo Gonsalves tells me that every single Arab country, rich and poor, every single ambassador at the U.N., every single embassy contacted him to express their appreciation for what we had done, promising to work with us in our on-going development,” Gonsalves said.

“The Israeli embassy also did that and invited him (Ambassador Gonsalves) to go to Israel and said that they were sorry that they did not have the opportunity to take me to Jerusalem when I was there,” said the Prime Minister, who is expecting an invitation to make an official visit to Israel.

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8 thoughts on “Georgia’s EC$537,559 grant to go to airport

  1. I am sure the trip to the Middle east and Europe costs more that the pittance received!

    Posted by Mark | February 1, 2012, 05:17
  2. Continue the good work, Comrade!!!

    Posted by no-nonsense | February 1, 2012, 08:00
  3. Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha!

    Posted by OLBAP | February 1, 2012, 09:37
  4. When the great ralph got into “POWER”, he vowed he would close down Greaves, Bonadie, and Veira, because they did not support him. In all honesty, i think those three companies could have contributed more that 500 thousand if this PM wasn’t so foolish with his mouth……

    I think the guys who stole the vault at KFC got more than that as well, hit them up for a loan comrade.

    Posted by vincy in bad shape | February 1, 2012, 10:16
  5. Remember we are not friends of Georgia, they do not love us, or Gonsalves. They did not give us money to buy vehicles. They gave it to us so as we can vote for them in the UN, in support for their human rights attrocities. We may use it to buy vehicles for the airport. We took it, its another deal with dirty money involved, to the detriment to the citizens of Georgia.
    Gonslaves specializes in this type of dirty money and also Christian blood money. SVG is the worlds prostitute, any amount accepted for our UN vote.
    Georgia is a crap state.

    At the airport, over 50% of the vehicles have been wrecked by the Cubans, lack of servicing, and no spare parts. Mismanagment on the grandest style of Marxist crap.

    Those big yellow articulated dump truck vehicles [ex British military] at the airport only cost just over £30,000 each, it will be interesting to know what SVG paid for them, and who invoiced us.

    Show us the bill, show us the billllllllllll.

    Years ago in the USSR (Russia) it was required in every industry to present better figures every year. The state milk company devised a novel way to get better every year, they just added a zero behind the million every year. Eventually the whole thing collapsed. That is Marxism at its best.

    ALBA’s members are a collection of countries led by crap Marxist leaders, such as Gonsalves Castro and Chavez, well not for much longer, they are gradually slipping away, the reaper is coming.

    Posted by Peter | February 1, 2012, 12:32
  6. I thought Ralph would have changed and repented after visiting Bethlehem. By the way, when last did Ralph visit St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Kingstown?

    Posted by L Sutton | February 2, 2012, 16:56
  7. Sutton, there is no political mileage for him to gain in Kingstown and the trip it too short and the hotels and super food just not there.

    Posted by Peter | February 4, 2012, 11:02

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