The Argyle International Airport continues to benefit from donations being made by Vincentians at home and in the diaspora.
On Tuesday, October 30, 2012, eight members of the visiting United Vincie Cultural Group of Brooklyn New York took a detour from their mission which involves donating medical supplies to rural clinics across St. Vincent and the Grenadines to make a special donation of two-thousand US dollars to the Argyle International Airport.
According to Founder and President of the group, Dr. Roxie Irish, most of the money was taken from the group’s funds to add to cash donations received for the airport during one of their fundraising events in New York.
Dr. Irish made an additional donation of US$300.00 on behalf of the Irish-Bobb family in memory of her grandmother, Caryl Wiseman, who, according to Irish, was a Vincentian patriot in every sense of the word.
Dr. Irish said they were happy to see an international airport for St. Vincent and the Grenadines becoming a reality and they were happy to be a part of it. She said they were pleased with the progress made with the airport's construction and pledged the group's continued support for the project, noting that it would ease the travel woes they experience at other regional airports enroute to SVG.
Construction of the Argyle International Airport is slated to be completed by the end of 2013 with operations to commence early to mid 2014. It is being constructed at a cost of 652 million US dollars.