Raftsmen demand answers following major operation to dismantle rafts along the White River this morning

Raftsmen who operate on the White River at the St. Ann/St. Mary border are demanding answers from the authorities after a major operation this morning (March 30) to dismantle rafts along the river.


The operation was undertaken with the support of a heavy contingent of police and soldiers.


It is understood that some 30 persons carry out rafting on the White River.


The raftsmen are questioning why the action was taken.


One of the Captains, Tristan points out that they have been certified by the Tourism Product Development Company (TPDCO) and should be allowed to operate.

He is calling on the authorities to help them as they need to make a living.

The raftsmen say they are willing to organize themselves.


They add that they have lost a lot, stating that rafts are expensive.




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