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JLP intended to build military academy for boys, says Holness
2012-07-15 12:15:33 | (0 Comments)
Opposition leader Andrew Holness has revealed that his administration had started discussions last year to establish a military academy for boys
Holness said the academy would have been built at the current site of the Jamaica Defence Force at Up Park Camp , St Andrew amid controversial efforts by the government to relocate the army headquarters.
He made the revelation while addressing graduates at the Prospect College, a private cadet school in St Mary. He says a military school would provide well-needed guidance for boys and pledged that if returned to power, his Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) Government would make good on its intention.
The former Jamaica Labour Party administration, led by Bruce Golding, began efforts to re-locate the army headquarters from St Andrew to 4000 acres of land in Caymanas, St Catherine. This is in spite of resistance from the then Opposition, People’s National Party and interest groups.
Golding at the time said the move would "free up 270 acres of land sitting in the middle of the city that, in my view, is going to provide an opportunity for us to retrofit the city of Kingston".
Source: The Gleaner/Power 106 News
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