Mike Henry expects 'poetic justice' on North/South Highway

Mike Henry expects 'poetic justice' on North/South Highway

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

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KINGSTON, Jamaica — Former Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) Minister of Transport and Works, Mike Henry, says that he expects "poetic justice" with the likely opening of the Caymanas-Angels and Ocho Rios-Moneague legs of the North-South Highway by the end of February.
Henry, in an interview with the Jamaica Observer yesterday, accused the Government of trumpeting the North-South Highway, between Caymanas in St Catherine and Ocho Rios in St Ann, without addressing three critical facts.
These critical facts he listed as: the JLP's critical role in correcting the major geotechnical problems that arose after the PNP's early handling of the Mount Rosser leg of the project up to 2007; the JLP's critical role in transitioning from French to Chinese developers, with led to much more favourable financial and economic terms being realised; and the "plain and unavoidable" fact that the JLP managed the project for four of the 10 years it has been under way, between 2007 and 2011.
"It is no wonder that poetic justice is now quite likely to be in the making, because it may just be the JLP that will be officially opening the highway next month," he stated.
Minister of Transport, Works and Housing, Dr Omar Davies, announced last month that the North-South Highway was 90 per cent complete and would be opened in phases.
Balford Henry


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