Portland PDC pushing for improvements on Ken Jones airport
St. Margaret’s Bay, Portland — Chairman of the Portland Parish Development committee (PDC) Larry Robertson says he is working with both Members of Parliament in Portland to improve the parish’s tourism product.
“We are now looking at the possibility of the Ken Jones Aerodrome where we are going to marry that project with Dragon Bay and Blue Hole development,” Robertson said.
He argued that if the aerodrome was improved small jets could bring about 150 tourists per trip to the parish.
“I understand that the Airport Authority has some concern about that airfield. It is said that it cannot be improved but that is a big lie,” Robertson declared. “We are going to ask an expert from down the Caribbean to give us an assessment on that airfield because the Castries Airfield is smaller than that.
We don’t want big aircraft; we don’t want any Airbus, A300 aircraft. We just want a DC9 that can hold 150 tourists that can come into the town and let the people them get some money,” he stated.
Robertson said he would also be pushing for the reopening of the Dragon Bay hotel.
“The PDC will be working very closely with both MPs to ensure that we have unified development in the parish,” he said.