Millions earmarked for market
Fishermen operating from the Berinda Cox Fish Market should soon benefit from a $3.5 million investment in providing facilities for the hauling in of their boats.
At today’s unveiling of a plaque at the Berinda Cox Fish Market in commemoration of fishermen lost at sea, Minister of Agriculture, Food, Fisheries and Water Resources Management Dr David Estwick told those present that additional work had pushed the cost of the project beyond the originally estimated $1 million.
Geotechnical research showed that the weight-bearing capacity of the area to site the crane and various lifting apparatus required reengineering of the entire gate mechanism, he said.
He said that the $3.5 million now required was not incorporated into the last budgetary proposals but would be included in the budget for the financial year starting in April.
Parliamentary representative for Christ Church South John Boyce informed the gathering that Oistins was being looked at as a second UNESCO World Heritage Site in the island.
The unveiling of the commemorative plaque was undertaken by the Christ Church South Constituency Council, having been conceptualized by council member Reverend Buddy Larrier, who lost a relative at sea. (LK)