PM Skerrit outlines impact of construction of five-star hotels on economy of Dominica

PM Skerrit said that once the country builds hotels and additional hotels, the country will witness a significant development. 

PM Skerrit outlines impact of construction of five-star hotels on economy of Dominica
PM Skerrit outlines impact of construction of five-star hotels on economy of Dominica

Roseau, Dominica: Prime Minister Dr Roosevelt Skerrit held an important discussion with the next level radio channel where he outlined that the government is heavily investing in tourism ad the impact of the construction of the hotels on the economy of Dominica. 

He stated that when they came as a government in Dominica, they formulated strategies to address access in the country. 

PM Skerrit said that once the country builds hotels and additional hotels, the country will witness a significant development

While talking about the criticism hailed by the opposition on the construction of Windsor Stadium, PM Skerrit said that despite getting hatred over the project, he asserted that the stadium is essential for the progress of Dominica.  

“I recalled the World Bank and the IMF as that Dominica was in an austerity programme and they felt that the stadium was a priority and government should use the resources for something else and I defied that and asserted that the stadium is going to be essential elements for the port in Dominica and the young people.”

He expressed that the stadium was an important initiative to influence teams from overseas to play international cricket and to play international football and other sport. 

PM Skerrit further highlighted that his government extended the runway, introduced the Night landing of planes and built a new terminal building essentially. 

“We always said to the people of Dominica that we would build an international airport but not we will not burden taxpayers of Dominican future generations as it will bring huge debt and we could afford to borrow to build an international airport, and we have started saving money,” he added. 

PM Slerrity also outlined that they started saving as little as 5 million US dollars every month.

However, at the time of the Hurricane, the government have already saved a significant amount of money of 5 million US dollars every month. But PM Skerrit asserted due to the Maria; the money gets spent on building homes and roads spent money on farmers, helping the private sector and many more. 

On the construction of hotels, he said that it is part of the strategy for increasing foreign exchange into Dominica. That’s why the government have used CBI funds to create an independent source of revenue earning, job creation, and sustainable job for the country. 

He asserted that the government is investing in infrastructure for better roads which means better commerce, better transportation, better access, and safety.

PM Skerrit also outlined that the World Bank is already looking into the hotels that have been built, such as Jungle Bay and Kempinski and others. 

“We have hotel rooms that we can now promote in Dominica; People can come in, jobs created, farmers can sell the produce, fishermen can sell the produce, people can come in spa treatment and the associated services and amenities,” said PM Skerrit. 

While slamming opposition, he asserted that they had criticized them at the time of construction of Jungle Bay and other hotels.

He also emphasized that the news about the halted work of the Marriott hotels was untrue, and there’s a lot of work taking place at the Marriott Hotel in the country. Moreover, in the hotel named Hilton in Salisbury, a significant world has happened there. Secret Bay is also approaching completion. Jungle Bay has completed ocean edge under construction. 

PM Skerrit further criticized the opposition leader for promoting negativity in the country. 

He stressed that due to their government, the country had witnessed the opening of five-star hotels. 

PMSkerrit also talked about the operation of the direct flights from Miami, America and many more. 

“We have seen an increase in visitor arrival because of these American flights, and the ultimate thing will have happened with the construction of international airport which will be the final elements in terms of infrastructure for improving access into Dominica.”

He said that one of the international airports would build, and the planes would land in Dominica from different parts of the world.