Current Affairs

Current Affairs




New stadium for Clarendon and St Catherine
Observer Reporter
Friday, October 04, 2002



PJ Patterson

PEOPLE'S National Party (PNP) president, prime minister P J Patterson said on Wednesday last that during his administration's next term in office, a new stadium will be built near the border of Clarendon and St Catherine, while the Milk River Spa would be modernised.

He added that Highway 2000, now under construction, would feature an industrial park along the way, paving the way for the creation of jobs.

The prime minister also disclosed that lands currently leased to the Victoria Banana Estates will revert to the government and shall be put into sugar cane cultivation.

Speaking at a PNP public meeting in Lionel Town, Patterson stated that sugar cane is the lifeblood of Clarendon and steps will be taken to modernise the industry. "This," he said, "will ensure that factories such as Monymusk can get the volume of cane required for sugar production".

The PNP leader said the party was fit and ready to go to work on October 17 in building more schools and houses across Jamaica and in making social amenities, including water and electricity, more widely available.

The prime minister also noted that the aerodrome at Vernamfield would be upgraded to an airport equipped to serve as a transshipment cargo terminal, while a new town would be built at Inverness with schools, churches and designated areas for commercial activities.