Tourism Minister Ian Douglas said the people of Portsmouth are benefiting directly from the supplementary estimates which were just passed in parliament.
Douglas told a debate on the $62,617,413 supplementary estimates in Parliament this week that several aspects of the economy in Portsmouth has benefited.
“Just a couple of weeks ago we had the pleasure of inaugurating a brand new fisheries complex in Portsmouth and it has greatly enhanced the bayfront and add to the socio-economic lively good of the community, We are grateful for that expenditure,” he said.
Douglas said another measure that speaks directly to the upward economic movement in the north is the Ross University School of Medicine.
“We see the kind of economic activity that the Ross University has spurned and not only in the public sector but also because of the public sector expenditure and because of the public sector investment in the area. We see the private sector taking advantage of the opportunities as a result of public sector investment,” he added.