Cabinet approves US$7.4 million to install floating pier in Port Royal

Senator Ruel Reid, minister of education, youth and information, addresses a press conference to update the nation on back-to-school related issues at the Ministry of Education in Kingston yesterday. (Source:

Cabinet has approved US$7.4 million for the supply, installation and commissioning of a sea walk floating pier for cruise ships at Port Royal.

Minister of Education, Youth and Information, Senator Ruel Reid told a post-Cabinet press briefing that Cruise Ventures AS has been awarded the contract.

In March this year, Prime Minister Andrew Holness, announced Cabinet’s approval of the development of a cruise-ship terminal at Port Royal, creating a platform for the restoration of the sector in the historic town.

Port Royal has well over 500 years of history.

A key component of the proposed development is restoration of historical sites in Port Royal, including the Old Naval Hospital, Fort Charles, the Admiralty houses and Fort Rocky.

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