The concerns of Jamaicans regarding access to the island’s best beaches have not fallen on deaf ears.
Prime Minister, Andrew Holness has assured citizens that he has taken note of their concerns.
Most of the islands best beaches are owned by large hotel chains and because it’s expensive to enter these facilities, it’s almost impossible to access these beaches.
“We must do everything in our powers to ensure that the average Jamaican can have access to our beaches and indeed that is the structure of our law,” Holness said as he addressed journalists at his quarterly media briefing recently.
Holness also admitted that some of the island’s public beaches are in a deplorable condition which also limits access.
He said the ministry of tourism has joined forces with the tourism enhancement fund has been working to improve public beaches.