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Monday, March 19, 2007 – Government expects the launching of a new Jetty in the town of Gros-Islet to open up the community to greater tourism activity and development.  The jetty erected on the Gros-Islet Waterfront, along Bay Street, is part of a bigger project, which involves the construction of an access road through to Pigeon Point, as well as a lifeguard tower.


At a ceremony to officially open the jetty, Parliamentary Representative for Gros-Islet and Minister for Social Transformation Honourable Lenard Montoute lamented the absence of major tourism activity in Gros-Islet proper, while the industry thrived in other parts, such as Rodney Bay.  The Gros-Islet MP, in a symbolic nature, came into the town for the ceremony by boat.  “Bay Street will become an area for touristic, economic and social activity, complete with restaurants, cabarets and what have you right here on the bay front and the jetty of course will serve as an avenue to enter Gros-Islet by many a visitor from the sea,” he told the gathering of government ministers, officials and residents.


Prime Minister the Right Honourable Sir John Compton promised that government will establish a special development fund to facilitate investments by the people of Gros-Islet in the Bay Street project and in other business ventures within the town. “We will put things in place to see that this development is Gros-Islet driven; that this waterfront will remain in the ownership of the people of Gros-Islet. In the design of it we are going to show you what we want to do,” said Sir John.


The entire project is being done at a cost of some two million dollars.

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