PM welcomes new attraction
Prime Minister Andrew Holness has welcomed the US$1-million expansion and rebranding of the Prospect Outback Attraction in St Mary as the 'Yaaman' Adventure Park.
The new attraction, which was officially opened by Holness on December 1, is owned and operated by St Ann businessman and chairman of Dolphin Cove Limited, Stafford Burrowes.
Yaaman park, which is located on the Prospect Plantation in western St Mary, offers camel and horseback riding, dune buggies, and a 'wet and dry' tour, among other activities, with a zip-line aerial ride slated to be introduced shortly.
The facility, which was developed over the last six months, will provide direct employment for approximately 200 persons and generate an additional 150 indirect jobs.
first world attraction
Holness hailed Dolphin Cove Limited for taking the risk of creating another first world attraction.
He noted that Jamaica's tourism product grew this year, a development which is "certainly helping to improve our economic growth prospects."
"This has resulted in increased revenue. Gross earnings now stand at 5.7 per cent above last year. That is a great performance and ties in with this administration's mission of growing the economy by five per cent in four years. Yaaman Adventure will add greater value to these positive figures," the Prime Minister said.