Portia wants St Thomas to get highway

May 20, 2016

Opposition Leader Portia Simpson Miller yesterday told the Andrew Holness-led Government to make sure the Southern Coastal Highway, which is to go through St Thomas, becomes a reality.

"Last year, Cabinet gave approval for the design and construction of the Southern Coastal Highway, starting with the Harbour View to Morant Bay leg," Simpson Miller said during the Budget debate in Parliament.

"The second phase should cover Morant Bay to Port Antonio. This was part of a larger vision we had to connect the entire island. Prime Minister Andrew Holness, the people of St Thomas are waiting to hear from you and an assurance that their highway will not be abandoned. Such an action would retard economic development for them," Simpson Miller said.

The Southern Coastal Highway, which has been planned for eastern Jamaica, is set stretch from Harbour View, St Andrew, through Morant Bay in St Thomas, all the way to Port Antonio, Portland.

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