Investors to bid on 780 acres of land in St. James 

Montpelier, St. James, will be transformed into the Portmore of Montego Bay. The Development Bank of Jamaica is slated to invite investors to bid for 780 acres of farmland to be developed for housing and shopping in Jamaica’s second city. This is in keeping with vision 2030 that originally stated that as of 2006, the Government of Jamaica was to provide 15,000 new houses yearly to ensure housing keeps pace with the population. A start date for this bidding has not been announced.

Rehabilitation of the Macfield to Withom main road in Central Westmoreland.

The National Works Agency is set to begin a tendering process for a project that was proposed in 2007 by the late Roger Clarke. The 13km stretch of road that connects Montego Bay to the South Coast, is narrow and filled with potholes. In 2007, when Mr. Clarke became the MP for Central Westmoreland, he proposed and lobbied for the fixing of this expanse of road. Communications & Customer Service Manager for the NWA Mr. Stephen Shaw says the tender should begin by year’s end. It is expected that this road will be named in honor of Roger Clarke.