JAMAICA | Holness wants Kingston to be centre of the Caribbean

Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness (second left), listens as property developer, Andrew Hussey (left), explains the vision behind the new luxury 14-storey residential complex to be constructed on land adjacent to the Terra Nova All-Suite Hotel in Kingston. Occasion was a ground-breaking ceremony for the project, held at the Terra Nova on Tuesday (June 1). Also listening (from third left) are hotelier and property developer, Ruth Hussey; Minister of Science, Energy and Technology, Hon. Daryl Vaz; and Mayor of Kingston, Senator Councillor Delroy Williams.

Kingston,  Jamaica, June 1, 2021 - Prime Minister Andrew Holness says the vision of the capital city of Kingston becoming the center of the Caribbean is becoming clearer, against the background of another development set to go up on the Kingston horizon, “the Residences at Terra Nova.”

Speaking today at the groundbreaking ceremony for “The Residences at Terra Nova” in Kingston, the Prime Minister says the Government is focused on developing and redeveloping Kingston as the premier city. 

Holness noted that “The vision of Kingston is not merely a concept; the vision is Kingston being the center of the Caribbean, center of culture, center of fashion, center of music, the center of lifestyle, the center of business. We are creating an attraction and unlocking value right across the city.”

With massive projects such as the Port Royal Street Revetment project underway, and the Waterfront project soon to be announced, the Prime Minister said downtown Kingston is well on its way to becoming the place of choice to stop, shop and invest.

In that regard, Holness used the opportunity to encourage Jamaicans to invest in the country by acquiring a solid education and thereafter creating opportunities to better themselves and ultimately the economy.

“If you want to grow, if you want to do well, if you want to prosper, ensure that the people who you give power to, are the people who will use it for your development and benefit,” said Prime Minister Holness.

According to Holness, “The purpose of politics is to ensure that power is given to people who make things happen and not those who prevent things from happening. 

Every Jamaican must look at what is happening in front of them and ask themselves; ‘Who is making things happen in this country and who are those criticizing and tearing down?’”

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