PRESS RELEASE New Democratic Party
The Arrowroot Forum that was scheduled to take place at 7:00 pm today 19 June at Owia has been postponed.
The Ministry of Education denied permission for us to use the Owia Government School for this important and timely event.
The school was the most suitable facility in the community for such a large public event.
It is unacceptable in a free, democratic society, that the main political party that forms the official Opposition in Parliament, be denied the use of the public school building for such an important event.
The Arrowroot Forum is intended to be of benefit to farmers and, indeed, the country in general.
Efforts were made to secure an alternate suitable venue, but for various reasons including the climate of fear that pervades this country, we were unable to do so in time for today’s event.
Therefore, the Arrowroot Forum has been rescheduled for a later date in Owia, details of which will follow in a timely manner.
The NDP remains committed to the cause of listening to all Vincentians, understanding their challenges and together developing a framework by which we can make St. Vincent and the Grenadines work for all.