Peace4SVG Calls For Immediate Removal Of Star Symbol At AIA

Youth Activist and Founder of the Peace4SVG initiative Christopher J. Grant has expressed his concern about the cementing of a star – The political symbol for the Unity Labour Party below the Control Tower at the Argyle International Airport in Argyle, St. Vincent.

The group in a release  has called for its immediate removal.

Grant  goes on to state that this request is in an effort to ensure continued peace and unity among all Vincentians.

Moreover, this project is a national project which will affect all Vincentians and should be treated as such he said.

” With the present political atmosphere, one may argue that this move will only cause a further division in a time when our economy is at the cusp of its “take off ”.

6 Comments

  1. i see nothing wrong with the star any party that has made such a project a reality must be remembered in a special way, its like giving an airport a name of a national icon
    i personally thing that we should add more stars. one for each year the airport was under construction and a massive one for its completion

    • If in fact the star represents a party in particular then it’s not right, it should be a sign that represents all Vincceatains it should not be political logo, we cannot think one sided about this achievement since of course the truth is this airport was Built with the blood, sweat and tears of taxpayers.

    • If in fact the star represents a party in particular then it’s not right, it should be a sign that represents all Vincceatains it should not be political logo, we cannot think one sided about this achievement since of course the truth is this airport was Built with the blood, sweat and tears of taxpayers.

    • Kind If Mentality You Go By?. This should be a national thing. Not political, “All Ah We” own. It’s not suppose to be presented as ULP own, then bet they did name the airport Unity Labour Party International Airport. But he didn’t so therefore that star has no right place to be put there in the first place. Give Jack His Jacket. We all know who built it, after all that’s our PM… smh

  2. I dont understand why it should be removed . Its a sign that the labor party built it believed in it from the beginning so why shouldnt they be able to leave their mark on it. i say leave the star

  3. I suppose that you would also suggest that any structure named after its founder so as as that person has a known political affiliation should also be renamed. In light of the historical event that has just taken place, the argument over the existence of a star seems petty especially since the ULP did not create the star. The notion that placing a star on anything brands it as representative of the ULP is preposterous and would suggest at least a hint od extremism and at most a healthy serving of bitterness.
    The symbolism of a star on a runway if you take off your partisan goggles is quite appropriate actually as historically the star has been seen as a symbol of guidance, a marker indicating a place of significance, a symbol of hope and illumination.
    All things considered, people should actually redirect thier attention to the fact that the airport is now open and this could mean unequalled opportunities for those who chose to put aside politics and embrace a little patriotism and imagination.
    At the very least consider the opportunity to build something themselves where they could benefit from the airport… And perhaps if it so bothered them that the star was still there they could decorate thier own establishment with a key.

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