He said the NDP will ensure that all physical public structures that are constructed as part of the territory’s redevelopment have provisions for senior citizens as well as persons with physical disabilities.
“In the modern Virgin Islands, we must ensure that the things we take for granted are properly accounted for [such as] making sure we have elevators in buildings with several floors, making sure that public buildings have ramps that have rails, [making sure] that we have designated parking for seniors and persons with disabilities, making sure that we have proper sidewalks and simple things such as crosswalks at various intervals,” Walwyn said.
“The society must work for everyone and not just the young. The young will eventually get old if they are lucky,” he added.
How NDP said it will grow local economy
Walwyn, in the meantime, said if the NDP is elected as government for a third consecutive term, the party will continue to place emphasis on tourism and financial services to drive the local economy.
Notwithstanding this emphasis on those economic pillars, Walwyn said an NDP government will “aggressively pursue diversification of the economy” with a new emphasis on agriculture and fishing, construction, and renewable energy.
Walwyn also said the party will be presenting what he described as a strategy to develop the territory’s human resources.
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