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The  Urban  Development  Corporation  (UDC)  has  reopened  the  Walter  Fletcher  Beach located  on  Gloucester  Avenue  in  Montego  Bay  to  the  general  public.  The  beach  which suspended  operations  in  2017  following  the  expiration  of  the  lease  agreement  between  the Corporation and the then leasee reopened its doors just in time for the Easter Holidays on Friday, March 30, 2018. 

According to Dr. Damian Graham, General Manager UDC, “the Corporation, as part of its  commitment  to  facilitate  public  access  to  beach  facilities  island  wide,  commenced  major renovation  works  at  the  location  to  facilitate  the  reopening  and  meet  the  need  for  increased recreational venues in that resort city.  Additional renovation works are slated to be done over the next few weeks”.  

He further emphasised the plans of the Corporation to ensure continual general access to the facility by the residents of Montego Bay and visitors as part of the long-term planning policy for the city. 

The  reopening  of  the  Walter  Fletcher  beach  fits  into  the  Corporation’s  Montego  Bay Waterfront Redevelopment Programme which includes the Groyne Rehabilitation Project and the Closed Harbour Beach Park Development.  

The Walter Fletcher Beach will be opened to the public from Wednesday to Sunday 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. Entry rates for adults is JMD$500 and children J$200. The  UDC  remains  committed  to  its  mandate  of  making  development  happen  for  the people  of  Jamaica  and  celebrated  on  March  21,  2018  its  fiftieth  anniversary  of  fulfilling  its national mandate. 
For further information, please contact  
The Corporate Relations and Marketing Department Urban Development Corporation 
12 Ocean Boulevard 
Kingston, Jamaica 
Tel: (876) 656-8031 
April 3, 2018