UDC finalizing operational plan for little Dunn’s River in St. Ann, following protest calling for greater access

The Urban Development Corporation (UDC) says it continues to finalize a phased operational plan for the 2024-2025 period, in relation to the Belmont Cove facility, popularly known as Little Dunn’s River in St. Ann.

The statement comes after members of the Jamaica Beach Birthright Environmental Movement (JABBEM) staged a protest outside the gate of the facility, yesterday calling for greater access.

The property was closed by the UDC in 2022 due to security concerns. However last year, it was provisionally re-opened, on weekends.

However, several members of the public want full access to the attraction.

JABBEM members have vowed to continue the campaign for full access until there is a favourable response.

In statement yesterday, the UDC emphasized that the implementation of limited and controlled access to visitors, primarily on weekends, is to ensure their safety and well-being.

It said it is finalizing an operational plan for 2024 to 2025 which prioritizes compliance with legal regulations, public order, and sound management practices.

The Corporation said this plan aligns with the highest standards observed within the tourism and hospitality sector.

In the meantime, the UDC is appealing to community members to cooperate with the existing plan.

It said it will monitor and be flexible in its operations of Little Dunn’s River to address the varying demands as necessary.


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