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MoBay Chamber President to hold PM on bypass commitment

Published:Friday | October 6, 2017 | 10:11 AM

President of the Montego Bay Chamber of Commerce, T’Shura Gibbs, says she will be holding Prime Minister, Andrew Holness, to his commitment to construct the Montego Bay bypass.

Prime Minister Holness repeated the commitment yesterday while delivering the keynote address at the official opening of the new Montego Bay campus of Itelbpo Smart Solutions.

He got a first-hand taste of the town’s traffic congestion as he was among motorists who were stuck in the mid-afternoon traffic jam.

Additionally, Prime Minister Holness said he would also be addressing the town’s flooding problem.

He said he has instructed Minister with responsibility for Land, Environment and Investment, Daryl Vaz, to lead the response.


Prime Minister Andrew Holness

The Montego Bay Chamber president says she hopes that the prime minister’s experience will push the government to fix the traffic and flooding issues in the town.


President of the Montego Bay Chamber of Commerce, T’Shura Gibbs

Two months ago, Prime Minister Holness gave a public commitment to construct the MoBay bypass.

The bypass, which is expected to significantly ease some of the current challenges being faced by motorists, is estimated to cost US$200 million.

Long waits are an everyday occurrence along the 2.31 kilometre Howard Cooke Boulevard, which is the city’s main thoroughfare.

Over the years, the city’s business leaders have made numerous pleas to successive administrations to construct the bypass to alleviate the problem.