Arima Mayor Cagney Casimire is hoping to have some discussions with the board of the Asa Wright Nature Centre, so as to find a solution to keeping it open.
He said he was not aware of the difficulties being faced by the centre before the closure was announced but he intends for the Arima Borough Corporation to reach out to the board and offer assistance as a matter of urgency.
In an interview with the Newsday, Casimire said “I wasn’t aware, the board wasn’t aware that they were having difficulties and they needed assistance. I would have loved if they had reached out to us before so we could have some dialogue with regards to keeping it open and ongoing.”
“One of our thoughts is that we can have some of our school tours and we could have some Know Your Country tours with regards to Asa Wright. They have a fantastic facility there that we can use to be able to promote eco-tourism, and we can do that locally within the borough.”
Casimire added “What we need to do, however, is to include our partners the Tunapuna/Piarco Regional Corporation. It has to be a partnership with regards to the Arima Borough Corporation and the Asa Wright Nature Centre.”