by Curlan Campbell, NOW Grenada
- Kindra Maturine-Stewart is parliamentary representative for Carriacou & Petite Martinique
- Hopes to address issue of transportation to/from mainland Grenada in the first 100 days in office
Newly elected Parliamentary Representative of Carriacou & Petite Martinique, Kindra B Maturine-Stewart admits that the sister isles have been plagued with inadequate transportation to/from mainland Grenada far too long.
Speaking with NOW Grenada, Maturine-Stewart pledged to place it high on her agenda especially the transportation of elderly and the critically ill patients from Carriacou to Grenada to seek medical treatment.
Maturine-Stewart will be among elected officials expected to be sworn into office on Sunday, 25 March 2018, following the landslide victory of the New National Party (NNP) in the 13 March General Election.
As part of her mandate, Maturine-Stewart says she hopes to address this issue of transportation in the first 100 days in office. “One of the greatest, if not the biggest issue coming out of the campaign was the inadequacy or inefficiency of our transportation system between Grenada and Carriacou, and this is something I intend on addressing in the first 100 days.”
The Carriacou & Petite Martinique representative said negotiations already started with transportation sector stakeholders are expected to be heightened in the coming weeks. “Negotiations have already begun, and it is a matter of bringing some resolved to that particular issue, and we anticipate that a solution will be found that will see the island benefiting from reliable transportation to and from mainland Grenada.”
Maturine-Stewart is grateful to her supporters for their confidence in her and looks forward to representing them in parliament.