MINISTER OF TOURISM DIALOGUES WITH AHTA AND APUA CONCERNING LOCAL WATER SUPPLY
Thursday 25th March 2010
Minister of Tourism, the Hon. John Maginley today (Thursday March 25th, 2010) met with members of the Antigua Hotels and Tourist Association (AHTA), and the Antigua Public Utilities Authority (APUA) water division regarding the status of the islands’ water rationing process and its impact on the hotel sector.
The island for some months has been experiencing a drought situation and as such a water rationing schedule has been implemented by APUA to ensure that the water supply is evenly distributed across the island during peak periods.
In an effort to ensure that the island’s tourism product does not suffer as a result of this process the Hon. Minister called the representatives together to get an update on the challenges of the situation from both perspectives and sought to find short and long term solutions for all parties to work together to ensure a strong working relationship.