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Jamaica: $200m spent to upgrade beaches islandwide — Bartlett

Minister of Tourism, Edmund Bartlett, says the Government has spent $200 million in recent times to upgrade various beach facilities across the island, under the Beach Development Programme, in partnership with the Tourism Enhancement Fund (TEF).

Bartlett said these beaches include the Mount Salem Beach in St Ann, at a cost of $26 million; Marking Stone Beach in St Mary, $38.3 million; Lyssons Beach in St Thomas, $49.6 million; Boston Beach in Portland, $27.8 million, and the beautification of the area leading to Winnifred Beach in Portland at a cost of $35 million.

He was making his contribution to the 2019/20 Sectoral Debate in the House of Representatives today, April 30.

“Work undertaken at these facilities includes the installation and renovation of gazebos, restrooms, wash-off stands, parking facilities, landscaping work, construction of guardhouses and the upgrading of sewage treatment plants,” Bartlett said.

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