14 July 2012, St John’s Antigua – The managing director of the group undertaking development in the Willikies area has given the assurance that the construction of an integrated poultry farm will not pose a threat to the mangroves there.
Marvin Joseph of Titan Farms said construction on the project that will be sprawled over 150 acres recently resumed and residents can rest easy that his company won’t damage the environment.
Joseph says the project, which began sometime back, was abandoned after several individuals claim the land.
The matter was recently resolved and construction continued after the land had to be fenced for security purposes.
Joseph’s comments come as residents in the area have been mounting concerns after seeing what was described as unusual activity in an area called Shrimps.
One resident, who inquired about the situation, spoke to OBSERVER Media.
The woman told Observer Media when she did meet the Venezuelan boss, she voiced concern about a mangrove in the area, but he directed her to Agriculture Minister Hislon Baptiste.
Baptiste told OBSERVER Media that the government leased the land to Titan Farms and would look into villagers’ concerns.