Thursday 17 October, 2019

Stuart to meet with Maracas lifeguards

Photo: Darlisa Ghouralal.

Photo: Darlisa Ghouralal.

Lifeguards at the Maracas Beach will have the opportunity to air their grievances when they meet with National Security Minister Stuart Young.

The lifeguards have reportedly been seeking a meeting with the Minister over poor conditions at changing and other facilities at the beach.

In confirming that a meeting will take place with the lifeguards at 9.30 am on Thursday, Young told the Senate while he was not aware that the lifeguards had been seeking an audience with him as he had not received any correspondence and was out of the country, UDeCOTT was informed and has been conducting repair works.  

The Minister has also instructed the Deputy Permanent Secretary to visit the site to firsthand what issues exist at the facilities. 

Young is hopeful that both parties can come to a resolution expeditiously, once the issues can be reasonably addressed. 

Further pressed by Opposition Senator Wade Mark on a perceived delay in treating with the lifeguards' concerns, Young denied that it took two weeks for the matter to be addressed.  

"The response, depending on the work to be done will not be an immediate rectification of what their grouses may be, but the point was that UDeCOTT was engaged and are doing those works, and in addition to that I will meet with the lifeguards to discuss that," he replied.

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