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The draft Environmental Impact Assessment for the renovation of the Winnifred Beach in Portland has been completed.
Prime Minister, Bruce Golding, made the disclosure during the sitting of the House of Representatives on (Dec. 11) at Gordon House in response to questions posed by Member of Parliament for Portland Eastern, Dr. Donald Rhodd on the project.
Mr. Golding said a public presentation and consultation with the relevant stakeholders will be shortly carried out in conjunction with the National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA).
He noted however that a “suit brought by members of the community in respect of prescriptive rights of access to the facility is currently before the courts. The matter was scheduled for trial on November 19, 2007 but has been adjourned to February 11, 2008.”
The Prime Minister informed that the facility will be managed by the St. Ann Development Company Limited, a subsidiary of the Urban Development Corporation, which manages similar facilities at Dunn’s River Falls, Green Grotto Caves, Turtle River Park and Reach Falls.
The facility will include rental shops, the allocation of which will be made in accordance with established procurement guidelines.

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