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  • A total of 11 rest stop locations across the island are now in operation, under the Government’s $70 million programme.
  • This follows last month’s (March) completion of Phase 1 of the Rest Stop Programme undertaken along the North and South Coast corridors.
  • Minister of Tourism and Entertainment, Hon. Dr. Wykeham McNeill, made the disclosure while making his presentation in the Sectoral Debate in House of Representatives, on April 14.

A total of 11 rest stop locations across the island are now in operation, under the Government’s $70 million programme.

This follows last month’s (March) completion of Phase 1 of the Rest Stop Programme undertaken along the North and South Coast corridors.

Minister of Tourism and Entertainment, Hon. Dr. Wykeham McNeill, made the disclosure while making his presentation in the Sectoral Debate in House of Representatives, on April 14.

“We intend to have rest stops, which are safe and well maintained across the length and breadth of Jamaica, so that Jamaicans and visitors alike can stop, eat, refresh and use facilities with dignity at locations which are kept at the highest possible standards,” he said.

The Minister noted that Phase 2 of the programme will last from May to December this year, and seven new rest stops have been confirmed for this phase. A further 54 are being assessed.