JIS News

Sekeywi Carruthers, Project Manager for Jamaica Cricket 2007 Limited, has said that Portland was well positioned to benefit from a number of community projects, which were being planned for the ICC Cricket World Cup (CWC) 2007.
She noted that with Portland’s rich cultural heritage, the parish was in good stead to benefit from these initiatives, which were designed to expose visitors to the best of Jamaica.
Miss Carruthers, who was addressing a meeting of the Portland chapter of CWC Committee, at the Portland Parish Council chamber on Wednesday (March 29), urged residents to prepare to take advantage of these opportunities, which were also aimed at promoting civility among Jamaicans and to assist the social development process.
Some 30,000 visitors are expected in the island for the six first-round matches, including the opening match of the tournament, between March 13 and March 24, and one semi final on April 24.
Miss Carruthers told the meeting that the competition would bring a great deal of business opportunities to Jamaica and emphasised that it was important for every well-thinking citizen to ensure that the best image of the country was presented during the event.
She further urged residents to use the opportunities presented by the CWC 2007 for the long-term development of the parish’s tourism product.