Kingston's mayor has big plans for the city


March 03, 2017
Norman Grindley/Chief Photographer Workmen cleaning the walls and sidewalk around St William Grant park in downtown Kingston.

Significant changes are coming to the city of Kingston, particularly downtown Kingston.

"Business cannot be done in disorder, and so we need to start by restoring order in the city," Mayor of Kingston Delroy Williams stated.

He said a Kingston and St Andrew Municipal Corporation team will meet with the National Solid Waste Management Authority (NSWMA) and the Tourism Product Development Company (TPDCo).

The NSWMA will clean the city on a daily basis, if required, and the TPDCo will select some areas for beautification and provide the requisite funds.

"We are taking steps to clean the harbour, and investors have indicated their interest to come on board. This will be the catalyst in making Kingston a tourist destination once more," he said.

Williams also disclosed there are plans to build a home for the needy.

He pointed out that work will be done on some of downtown Kingston's underutilised roadways, citing a resolution passed in January to rehabilitate Tower Street and to connect it to Pechon Street.

He also said Barry Street will be linked to Darling Street and Water Lane to make it easier to access the new bus park and the market district, and to ease the congestion.

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