Grenada planning to install nigh-landing facilities at Lauriston Airport

The Government of Grenada, through the Ministry of Carriacou and Petite Martinique Affairs and Local Government, is examining the idea of installing night-landing facilities as part of a plan for improving the overall operations and structure of the Lauriston Airport.

Grenada planning to install nigh-landing facilities at Lauriston Airport
Grenada planning to install nigh-landing facilities at Lauriston Airport

Grenada: The Government of Grenada, through the Ministry of Carriacou and Petite Martinique Affairs and Local Government, is examining the idea of installing night-landing facilities as part of a plan for improving the overall operations and structure of the Lauriston Airport.

A team from the Grenada Airports Authority, led by Project Manager of the Caribbean Air Transport Regional Connectivity Project (CATCOP), Don’el Mitchell, is presently on island reviewing the structures that are in place at Lauriston.

He explained that the aim of the project is to enhance regional connectivity by improving the safety of air transport and the resilience of airport infrastructure to natural disasters. Mitchell said that specifically for Carriacou, his team is looking at ways to improve air traffic to the 13 square-mile-island, with discussions on the implementation of facilities for night landing.

Consultant Heinz Wipf, of Air Navigation Consultant from Switzerland, is also in Carriacou as part of the Caribbean Air Transport Regional Connectivity Project.

Wipf, who has more than 30 years of experience in the field, is helping in gathering data to guide the project’s implementation. For Minister for Carriacou and Petite Martinique Affairs and Local Government Tevin Andrews, the visit of the Grenada Airports Authority team and the consultant inches the island closer to the implementation of the night-landing facilities, which he listed as one of the major projects for 2023.

He said this should encourage an increase in the tourism market and the attraction of a major hotel brand here for the first time. Prime Minister of Grenada- Dickon Mitchell also shared an update on the new Community Centre in Vincennes. 

He said,”I am happy to report that we have successfully identified an ideal plot of land for the construction of a brand-new community centre in our beloved Vincennes. This marks a significant step forward in our commitment to foster community development and create a space that nurtures growth, connectivity, and unity among residents.” 

The selected site holds great promise, carefully chosen to cater to the diverse needs and aspirations of the community. This community centre will serve as a gathering place for social activities, educational programmes, cultural events, and more. It will become the beating heart of Vincennes, bringing our people together and fostering a sense of belonging for all.