ST GEORGE’S, Grenada — The New National Party (NNP) government of Prime Minister Dr Keith Mitchell is again considering the possibility of the construction of a state of the art cruise ship facility in the north of Grenada in St Patrick.
The idea was touted in 2006/ 2007, while Mitchell was in charge.
The project is again making the rounds after Mitchell won a landslide victory at the February 19 general elections, which returned him and his NNP administration to office.
The Grenada leader raised the hopes of parishioners as he addressed the launch of the 2013 St Patrick’s Festival two weeks ago.
He said that the development of the cruise ship facility is part of his government’s thrust to decentralize and spread development across the country.
Mitchell believes that the new project will transform the parish. He is confident that tourism can take off in the parish.
“Working with the St Patrick’s Organization, I believe we will be able to attract more and more people to this part of the country,” he told the gathering.
Such a project, Mitchell said, will provide much needed jobs and lift the standard of life in the parish.