Treasure Beach, St Elizabeth
St Elizabeth’s tourism product is being jeopardised by poor road conditions which, according to one hotel operator, are turning away business.
“It’s been like this since (Hurricane) Ivan and it’s turning business away,” said Kory South, operator of Sunset Resort at Calabash Bay in Treasure Beach.
According to South, who feels that the authorities have abandoned the area, tourists have had to wade through craters of waist-deep water to get to his property.
“We used to get lots of locals from Mandeville and Kingston,” he said. “They have stopped coming because they say the road mashing up them cars.”
National Works Agency (NWA) communications and customer service manager, Stephen Shaw, told the Observer West that a $35-million contract which was awarded to Construction Solutions Limited last November to fix the road will bring a reprieve anytime soon. Read the rest of this entry »