Foreign national could secure contract to manage Portsmouth hotel

first_img Sharing is caring! Share Share 17 Views   2 comments Tweetcenter_img LocalNews Foreign national could secure contract to manage Portsmouth hotel by: – June 6, 2013 Tourism Minister Ian Douglas. Photograph shot by Ashton ShillingfordA foreign national with interest in managing the Cabrits Hotel and Spa funded by the Kingdom of Morocco is expected to meet with government this week. Tourism Minister Ian Douglas made the announcement at a press conference on Wednesday 5th June.The 50-room hotel project reportedly costs over $30 million dollars. It is nearing in completion with the major buildings completed and the plastering works ongoing on the inside and outside.Another Moroccan team skilled in electrical, tiling and plumbing work is expected on island shortly.“Another entity has shown interest in actually running the hotel because like we said government is not interested in running the hotel, we are interested in the investment, in the infrastructure”.According to Mr Douglas, the national is expected to arrive here today and will look at the hotel with a view to decide on managing the hotel. Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit and Youssef Imani at the official ground breaking ceremony on 29th September, 2011Mr Douglas also said over five persons have shown interests in managing the hotel. There are no local operators among those currently awaiting response from government on securing a contract to manage the hotel. A technical team comprising of personnel from the Discover Dominica Authority, Invest Dominica and the Prime Minister’s Office will review these five applications.They “will sit down and evaluate those expressions of interest and see based on the criteria that the government has laid down, which one of those entities best meet and serve the interest of the government in the actual running and operating of the hotel,” Mr Douglas explained.He added that his government is “very happy so far” with the progress and development of the Cabrits Resorts and Spa”. Dominica Vibes News Sharelast_img read more

Derby v QPR player ratings

first_img Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook Embed from Getty ImagesQPR, still without an away win this season and having now lost their last three games, were soundly beaten by Derby. Here’s how we rated each Rangers player in the 2-0 defeat at Pride Park. Alex Smithies: 7Produced second-half saves to keep the score down – something he has had to do all too often during his Rangers career.AdChoices广告Alex Baptiste: 6Embed from Getty ImagesPlayed his part in a decent defensive performance by the team in the first half and produced a last-ditch challenge to prevent a third Derby goal.Joel Lynch: 6Looked fairly comfortable at the back before being withdrawn at half-time.Jack Robinson: 6Embed from Getty ImagesThe stand-in skipper had a reasonable game both on the left of the back three and after replacing Lynch in the middle.Pawel Wszolek: 5Willing, but totally lacking any end product. Squandered a very good chance for Rangers with a woefully over-hit ball into the box, where Jamie Mackie was unmarked.Josh Scowen: 6Worked hard in midfield and came up with his team’s only shot on target, albeit a 90th-minute effort which was comfortably saved by keeper Scott Carson.Luke Freeman: 7Rangers’ stand-out player and by far their most creative. Sent a volley wide, delivered some dangerous set-pieces and managed to find space in a congested midfield, but to no avail.Jake Bidwell: 5Embed from Getty ImagesCaught out on occasions on the flank and offered nothing going forward.Yeni Ngbakoto: 5Will it ever happen for Ngbakoto at QPR? He again produced very little on his latest recall to the side and was taken off early in the second half.Jamie Mackie: 5Made little impact and missed a decent chance in the second half when he was unable to hit the target following Freeman’s corner.David Wheeler: 5Embed from Getty ImagesWith three strikers having been left on the bench, Wheeler was asked to perform an extremely difficult job up front and had zero success before being substituted in the second half.Ryan Manning: 5A tough second half for the youngster after he was brought on at half-time. Unlucky when he won a challenge only for the ricochet to lead to Derby’s second goal.Conor Washington: 5Aside from a header towards Mackie, made no impact whatsoever after coming on in the second half.Matt Smith: 6Headed over. Also struggled to make an impact after coming on. See also:Struggling QPR suffer third straight defeatHolloway insists changes frustrated DerbyQPR injury crisis ‘critical’ after Lynch rejoins casualty listHolloway bullish ahead of Brentford clashlast_img read more