The Environmental Awareness Group (EAG) says it will remain impartial even though its president for the last three years has decided to join the main opposition United Progressive Party.
The group announced over the weekend that
indicated an interest in taking on a prominent role in the administration of the United Progressive Party and has since chosen to step down as President of the EAG, a position that he has held for three years.
“This is to ensure that the EAG remains non-partisan,” the releases stated.
It added that the EAG will continue to advocate for the environment of our twin Island state and to work for its sustainable use and development, whichever party is in power.
“We want to thank Tahambay for his service as the President and as an active member and volunteer of the EAG. His years of service to this
The group noted that Smith has for over a decade, been intimately involved in safeguarding our offshore islands through the removal of invasive species that threaten the survival and rehabilitation of our endemic Antigua Racer Snake; while actively engaging in discussions about environmental issues.
The EAG itself says it has been an advocate for the environment, supporting programs and policies that ensure the sustainable use of natural resources, and speaking out when we believe that those values are being contravened. “This will never change.”
The election for a new Board will occur during our Annual General Meeting slated for April of this year.