Sectoral Presentation by Hon. Daryl Vaz
Mr. Speaker, I will start my presentation not in the usual way of highlighting all the achievements in my constituency which are too numerous to list, but rather to speak to the overall parish of Portland and the vision and holistic plan that this Andrew Holness-led Government has.
The plan to upgrade and uplift Portland to create job opportunities is a priority. I have, therefore, been at the forefront of several major projects for the region including the Ian Fleming Airport expansion, linked to the re-opening of the Dragon Bay Hotel by Sandals Resorts International; the St. Thomas development project being undertaken by the UDC; the South Coast Highway project, as well as the Junction Road repairs and expansion.
Let me begin with the planned infrastructure for roads, air and sea.
Southern Coastal Highway Improvement Project
Papine to Buff Bay
Errol Flynn Marina
Port Antonio Let me turn to the capital of Portland, Port Antonio which is bursting at the seams because of a lack of planning. The Opposition has controlled the East Portland seat for 28 straight years and West Portland for 18 of 28 years. Against this background, let me now tell you about the plans of this JLP Administration since being in office for two (2) years.