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McKenzie to receive full report on Royalton hotel issue this week

Published:Tuesday | May 17, 2016 | 5:52 AM
Minister of Local Government and Community Development, Desmond McKenzie says the team has received all reports, notices and other correspondence relating to the project.

Minister of Local Government and Community Development, Desmond McKenzie, says he expects to receive a full report this week from the technical team investigating the collapse of a section of a building at the Royalton Negril Hotel construction site in Hanover.

He says the team has received all reports, notices and other correspondence relating to the project.

The documents include detailed reports from the developers and the Hanover Parish Council.

McKenzie says the technical team is now examining the reports and will be providing him with their findings and recommendations. 

He was speaking in an interview with JIS news.

While not providing details of the reports, Minister McKenzie said early observations are pointing to weaknesses in the systems of the Hanover Parish Council, which he noted, “will be addressed in short order”.

He told JIS news that he will be ensuring that recommendations from the technical team become the standard for large construction projects across the island.