Highway Expansion to Boost Tourism Opportunities  

  • Tourism Minister, Hon. Edmund Bartlett, says the development of new highways across Jamaica will reduce travel time for tourists and increase opportunities within the sector.
  • Jamaica will now have infrastructure for land and road communication, the likeness of which has never been seen before. Prime Minister Andrew Holness’ announcement regarding further expanding the road network into Negril will significantly reduce travel time.
  • The Montego Bay bypass, which is slated for construction, would enable persons to travel directly to Negril from Montego Bay without going through Lucea, Hopewell and Sandy Bay, which would significantly change the game.
  • Bartlett further indicated the buildout of St. Thomas as a brand-new tourism destination is being powered by the southeastern highway, which the Prime Minister will open soon.

(Source: JIS News)