Denbigh 2017 gets going tomorrow


August 04, 2017
A produce display at the Denbigh Agriculture Show last year.

President of the Jamaica Agricultural Society (JAS) and chairman of the Denbigh Show Committee, Norman Grant, has given the assurance that adequate security will be in place for the 65th Annual Denbigh Agricultural, Industrial and Food Show.

Grant said that security would be boosted with the installation of a surveillance system and the addition of Jamaica Defence Force personnel.

This is in addition to the police and private security persons who are usually part of the security arrangements for the event.

More than 100,000 persons are expected to attend the event which will be held on the Denbigh Showground in May Pen, Clarendon starting tomorrow and ending on August 7, under the theme Grow What You Eat ... Eat What You Grow - a Salute to Our Farmers, Nation Builders.

Patrons from Kingston and St Andrew and parts of St Catherine who will be attending the show will have an opportunity to travel in style and comfort on premium buses.

The Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC) will again provide transportation services from the Half-Way Tree Transport Centre, Portmore Mall and Spanish Town Transport Centre. Park and ride passengers will be accommodated at the Lyndhurst Road Depot.

The cost is $1,700 per adult and $1,400 per child round trip. Children under three years old will travel free. Buses will depart the Lyndhurst Road Depot at 8:15 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.; Half-Way Tree Transport Centre at 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m.; Portmore Mall Lay-by at 9 a.m. and noon, and the Spanish Town Transport Centre at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Departure times from Denbigh will be 7 p.m. and 10 p.m., daily.

Tickets outlets are the JUTC's Greater Portmore office ad its Downtown Hub; and the Spanish Town and Half-Way Tree Transport Centres.

For further information and bookings, persons are being asked to call the toll-free line at 1-888-588-2287 or 749-3192-9 and 570-1789.

Commuters with Smarter Cards may use them to ride on the buses.

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