Douglas says Portsmouth benefiting from budgetary estimates


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.

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  1. AP
    October 28, 2011

    Either Mr Douglas is not telling all or DNO is not doing a good job reporting the full story. Really, how did the Supplementary budget help? I thought the Fisheries complex was donated by the Japanese and not sure what the budget did for Ross University. So tell us Mr Douglas…. or DNO.

  2. come better than tha
    October 28, 2011

    how much of that budget money went into fixing those dilapidated dirt roads in picard that the students have to walk on everyday? or to implement some planning in that area so that greedy business people don’t completely destroy the environment. That speech sounds like a whole load of beating around the bush and still saying nothing. There were no figures or even estimates (other than the overall budget figure).

  3. Progres
    October 28, 2011

    Good observation Mr. Douglas and there are many more to come. Rome was not built in a day and little by little we making progress.Keep up the hard work.

  4. Ted lewis
    October 28, 2011

    IAN my boy

    Please explain to us what amount fo these supplementary estimate was allocated to the fisheries complex and ross university. Please IAn what part of the government PSIP did ross benefited from and what part of the fisheries complex was funded through the government PSIP.

    Maybe BUWO can help.

    Moreover Ian – explain to us how this extra 62million is going to be the impact on the overal balance.

  5. breal
    October 28, 2011

    well done, but we are looking forward to a state of the art Government Building, technical wing of the state college,Removal of the wrecks on the waterfront,boardwalk,the reintroduction of voluntary fire men to clean the town(leptospirosis),one way traffic to ease the congestion, parking area, repairing of the road.street lights, pedestrian crossing where necessary,wireless internet for the town (target the business place),repairing of the Borough Square jetty illustrating historical photos,signage and interpritation especially the concret trig point that already exist,revival of the RBD cinema and its cleanliness in the heart of town,setting employment agency,marketing of the Benjamin Park as a venue of sporting events Guadeloupe and Martinique(Facebook is free),vendors square,the introduction of the technology for local/visitors(cruise ship,yachties,Ferry etc.Cleaning up of the Portsmouth/longhouse wharf very unsightly(to many artificial flowers)remember the first impression is a lasting one,My Brother(Mr.Douglas) and Mr.Mayor(St.Jean) you all have your work set out so lets make a change for the improvement of Portsmouth,and Dominica by extension.I no longer about politics.

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