Site preparation work for a four star hotel in the north of the island in progress...
Work on a fifty-room four star hotel financed through grant funds by the kingdom of morocco has commenced on a four point six acre property known as sunshine village between the Cabrits and Lagoon, Portsmouth.
Over the past two weeks heavy equipment has been clearing the site and demolishing abandoned buildings in preparation for actual construction work.
The site has also been secured with all necessary fencing.
Hon. Minister for Tourism and Legal Affairs, Ian Douglas, told GIS news the site chosen for such a massive hotel development is ideal.
He says once this hotel is constructed it will serve to attract cruise ships and provide for increased yacht arrivals in the town of Portsmouth.
“The area lends itself to tourism development. Way back in 1968/69, there was a report that was commissioned called Sankla and Corks report and many other reports that have been done throughout that period have always named the northern area in general with specific areas around Portsmouth. This is because of its geographical features: it is flat, it borders the Caribbean Sea which is usually calm, and the swampy nature of the Cabrits especially as far as marine development and yachting is concerned. All of these factors make the entire Lagoon, Purple Turtle, Belle Hall and Cotton Hill area ideal for the development of tourism related ventures.” cont./
Courtesy of: Government Information Services (GIS)
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