Concerned Citizens circulate Petition
---- In recent weeks a group of Virgin Gorda citizens have met to form an ad hoc
committee regarding the reported impending closing of the Virgin Gorda airport.
These concerned citizens represent a wide cross-section of the community and
include belongers, long time residents, business people, resort managers,
homeowners, potential investors, repeat visitors, and many others.
meetings have served to share collective concerns in order to ascertain
consensus in this citizen participation effort to formulate viable options which
might be available to the general public in the event that it is demonstrated
that the current owner of the airport intends to close the facility in the
expressed thus far by the group have focused on rapid medical evacuation
contingencies, tourism access, the timely delivery of essential goods and
perishable foods, and the overall benefits provided to the public by an
produced by the committee “Save the Virgin Gorda Airport”, is now in circulation
and is intended to make all residents aware of the situation and to allow for
their opinion to be expressed. This petition is available at many Virgin Gorda
retail outlets, as well as through individuals involved with this issue.
The group has
stated strongly that they have no political agenda, and look forward to the
constructive participation of any and all citizens who would like to be heard on
information, please contact Mr. David O’Neal at 495-5195, 495-5275, or visit the
website at www.savevgairport.org.
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