Dominica investigating construction of a 120 room hotel
ROSEAU, Dominica, Tuesday April 23, 2013 – Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit says his administration is holding “extensive and detailed discussions” with investors regarding the construction of a 120 room hotel on the outskirts of the capital.
But, Skerrit, speaking on the state-owned DBS radio, did not disclose the name of the financiers and instead urged the private sector here to get involved in helping the government grow the local economy and create jobs.
“We are in extensive and detail discussions about the possibility of constructing a 120 room hotel. We already received the conceptual drawing for this hotel,” he said.
But Prime Minister Skerrit said while his administration’s interest is to “create economic activity, create jobs (and) grow the economy” there is also a role for the private sector.
“We would like to see the private sector get on board and partner the government,” he said, adding “we don’t want to own a hotel or manage a hotel this is not our interest, our interest is to create economic activity on Dominica”.
Skerrit said the need to create employment in the country is “why we are taking the initiative to get into the hotel business not because the government wants to”. (CMC) Click here to receive free news bulletins via email from Caribbean360. (View sample)