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  • The Negril Police Station in Westmoreland is to be extensively refurbished through a $25 million allocation from the Tourism Enhancement Fund (TEF).
  • The facility, which was built in 1986, serves the resort town and surrounding areas.
  • Minister of Tourism and Entertainment, Hon. Dr. Wykeham McNeill said the project is part of ongoing efforts to enhance safety and security in resort areas island-wide.

The Negril Police Station in Westmoreland is to be extensively refurbished through a $25 million allocation from the Tourism Enhancement Fund (TEF).

The facility, which was built in 1986, serves the resort town and surrounding areas.

Minister of Tourism and Entertainment, Hon. Dr. Wykeham McNeill, who made the announcement at the recent handing over of three new motorcycles to the Negril police, said the work is scheduled to commence at the end of the month.

He said the project is part of ongoing efforts to enhance safety and security in resort areas island-wide, noting that other facilities will benefit from improvement and repair works.

“The Tourism Enhancement Fund has taken a look at (other stations), hence we will be addressing some of the police stations that are of particular interest,” Dr. McNeill pointed out.

He expressed appreciation for the work being done by the police and assured of the Ministry’s continued support for these initiatives.

“Of course, our visitors want and expect to be safe and from the Jamaican point of view, what you want more than anything else is a sense of security and safety.  This allows us all to be productive and it allows the country to really flourish,” Dr. McNeill said.

Acting Assistant Commissioner of Police for Area One, Gary Griffiths, welcomed the announcement of the well-needed refurbishing works on the Negril Police Station and expressed gratitude on behalf of the police officers.