Prime Minister Gaston Browne says the residents of Old Road must respect the property rights a woman who has been granted a lease.
The villagers are insisting that agricultural lands in the area belong to the people who live there and are refusing to allow the occupation of seven acres of those lands to a couple they consider to be outsiders.
The woman who applied for the land to plant coconuts is said to have been born and raised in Antigua.
Disgruntled villagers also took umbrage with how seemingly easy it is for ‘outsiders’ to be given lands to occupy while they, for years, have been denied the same opportunity to cultivate these very lands.
PM Browne spoke on the issue for the first time yesterday.