Barbados Prime Minister, Mia Mottley, has suggested a joint regional approach towards dealing with the problem of Sargassum buildup in several states, in an address Monday to the opening ceremony of the 65th meeting of the OECS Authority here.
“We believe that our best efforts are when they are cooperative,” Mottley observed.
“To that extent, our ability to be able to harvest the sargassum weed collectively and to be able to maximize what economic benefits we can get from it, rather than treating it as a nuisance that affects our coast and our tourism industry, is the way in which we would wish to pursue discussions, “ she told the opening ceremony.
She expressed the view that meetings such as the OECS Authority gathering mean nothing unless they bring benefits to the people.
As a result, Mottley asserted that” whatever the modalities are for deepening cooperation between Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean, we would wish to ensure that we confront at all times those things that are of immediate concern to our people.”