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FERGUSON WELCOMES NEW TOWN CENTRE FOR MORANT BAY

FERGUSON WELCOMES NEW TOWN CENTRE FOR MORANT BAY

Kingston, Jamaica, June 13, 2017: Member of Parliament for St. Thomas Eastern and Opposition Spokesman on Labour & Social Security, Dr Fenton Ferguson welcomes the announcement by Prime Minister Andrew Holness and the Chairman of Factories Corporation of Jamaica, Mr. Littleton Shirley that the old Good Year factory site, near Morant Bay, will be developed as an urban town centre.

In welcoming this announcement, Dr. Ferguson highlighted that both administrations over many years have made major announcements and failed to deliver on promises for the development of the site. It is for this reason that, Dr Ferguson believes the political representatives and citizens of St Thomas be brought into the discussions early to allow for a buy-in by residents, and learn in particular of the benefits the project brings to the parish.

Dr Ferguson also strongly recommends that this project be tied to the development of the Southern Coastal Highway from Harbour View to Port Antonio; and therefore asks for an official update of the financing arrangement and timeline associated with both projects.