Prime Minister Stands Firm on Heroes Circle Redevelopment Plan

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Prime Minister Andrew Holness says the government will not back down from its plan to redevelop the area around National Heroes Park in Central Kingston despite what he says is a political attempt to block the initiative.

During a recent RJR/Gleaner Group town hall meeting aired on Television Jamaica – some stakeholders, including community members and Central Kingston MP, Ronald Thwaites, blasted the Holness administration for not consulting with them about the Heroes Park re-development project.

Prime Minister Holness was asked today by TVJ news when will the people of the area be consulted.

Mr. Holness said there’ve been consultations and there’ll be more.

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Prime Minister Holness says Jamaica should set aside politics when considering national projects such as the Heroes Park redevelopment initiative.

He says he firmly believes that it’s in the best interest of Jamaica that the Heroes Park area be developed.

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Mr. Holness urged the people of Central Kingston to consider who’s looking out for their best interest.

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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.