PM Holness Says Road Projects in St. Thomas, Portland Should Stimulate Development


Prime Minister Andrew Holness says several development projects are tied to the China Harbour Engineering Company, CHEC deal to construct the US multi-million dollar South Coast Highway Improvement Project.

Prime Minister Holness says the government is not merely building a major road to connect areas in Eastern Jamaica.

He says development projects in St. Thomas, Portland and surrounding areas must take place simultaneously.

Prime Minister Holness says the government also has major tourism plans for eastern Jamaica.

Prime Minister Andrew Holness.

The Prime Minister was addressing the groundbreaking ceremony in St. Thomas for the South Coast Highway Improvement Project.

The project will see the rehabilitation of approximately 110 kilometres of road between Harbour View in St. Andrew and Port Antonio in Portland.

26-kilometres of road from Morant Bay to Cedar Valley in St. Thomas will also be upgraded.

The construction of the May Pen to Williamsfield segment of Highway 2000 will also take place under the project.

Abka Fitz-Henley is a multiple award-winning journalist who is currently the Senior Reporter at Nationwide News Network (NNN). His primary areas of focus are Court, Crime and Parliamentary proceedings. Fitz-Henley was recently recognized in the regional celebrity magazine publication Panache as “The Breaking News Boss”. At 21 years of age, following his 1st year in media, Fitz-Henley was recognized with the Young Journalist of the year award from The Press Association of Jamaica and went on to cop one of the country’s highest recognized journalism prizes, the Journalist of the Year Award. He’s also been awarded the prestigious Corporate Jamaica Broilers Fairplay 1st place Award for investigative journalism and is the recipient of the Caribbean Blog Award for coverage of the infamous Kartel murder trial. Fitz-Henley is also the recipient of the PM Youth Award for Excellence. Over the years, he has appeared as a guest on the BBC World Service and BBC London.

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