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PM Browne calls on regional leaders to address transport challenges as he chides free riders


(Antigua Observer) Prime Minister Gaston Browne is once again calling on regional governments to commit to improving regional transportation.

Browne used his turn at the podium at the inaugural Agri-Investment Forum and Expo in Guyana to not only raise some of the pertinent issues affecting Antigua and Barbuda in agriculture, but challenged leaders to address the matter of transportation urgently.

“A regional approach is necessary to increase food production in all of our territories, but it is not sufficient to produce more food if we fail to establish the means to transport and distribute it. Let us not fool ourselves, if we do not have adequate transportation, then all our efforts will be in vain. In this regard, reliable regional transportation by air and by sea is imperative and urgently requires attention.

“There’s a tendency in this region in which we have some free riders – everyone wants transportation, but no one wants to pay for it. We have to implement a program of shared benefits and shared burden, so I implore our colleagues to address this very important issue of transportation urgently,” Browne said.

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