Prime Minister of Dominica, Roosevelt Skerrit has encouraged persons to take advantage of the opportunities that will be provided by the construction of the Tranquility Beach Resort.
He made that statement while speaking at the official ground breaking ceremony of the resort last week Thursday.
Mr. Skerrit stated that the hotel will provide jobs both during and after construction, which will be prove to be beneficial to the country.
He noted that we should appreciate the tremendous positive impacts this project is going to have on the communities of Salisbury, Morne Rachette, Coulibistrie, Mero, St Joseph, and indeed the entire country.
“Not only in terms of employment during construction, but more critically during the operation phase of this project, where with regards to the direct employment and critically indirect employment.”
He went on to state that the farmers and fishermen of the surrounding villages should “now prepare themselves to take advantage of the tremendous opportunities this project will create for us here in this part of Dominica.
Mr. Skerrit added that the Government will work with and support individuals to ensure that they benefit from this project.
“And the Government will certainly be working with interested individuals to assist them in setting a solid foundation so that we can take advantage of this opportunity,” Mr. Skerrit stated.
He also announced that two ports will be constructed, with the commencement of construction scheduled for 2019.
He noted that the Government is fully committed to the construction of two new ports, one of which will be a commercial containerized port, and the other a cruise village.
“And this cruise village is our hope to take the cruise passengers in the long term to one million. The Government has already in fact signed an MOU with a private entity as we will build these two ports in a public private partnership and we look forward to these ports commencing in 2019,” Mr. Skerrit further added.