MONTEGO BAY, St James – Mayor of Montego Bay, Councillor Leeroy Williams, is asking on Authorities to rehabilitate the long-lasting Jarrett Park sporting facility within the resort metropolis, and return it to its former glory.
Talking eventually week’s official opening of the $1.3-billion world-class Concord Park within the tourism mecca, Councillor Williams, who can also be chairman of the St James Municipal Company (SJMC), conceded that additional time the Catherine Corridor Multi-purpose Stadium, additionally in Montego Bay, which was opened in 2010, has stolen the march on Jarrett Park.
“Whereas we delight in right this moment’s opening of Concord Park, I take advantage of the chance to name on the Authorities for assist with the event of Jarrett Park. As everyone knows, Jarrett Park was as soon as the premier sporting complicated in western Jamaica. Nevertheless, with the approaching on stream of the Catherine Corridor Multi-purpose Stadium, Jarrett Park has misplaced its attraction and actions there have been few and much between,” Williams argued.
The mayor believes that Jarrett Park ought to complement the Catherine Corridor facility.
“I feel the Jarrett Park amenities needs to be rehabilitated and needs to be used to enhance the Catherine Corridor Multi-purpose Stadium whereas offering further leisure house for our residents,” the Montego Bay mayor argued.
He additionally known as for the expedition of works on the working monitor on the Catherine Corridor complicated.
“In the identical breath, I do know that plans are being finalised for restore works to be carried out on the working monitor on the Catherine Corridor Multi- Goal Stadium. I ask that these be sped up in anticipation of the return of sporting occasions to the ability, particularly monitor and subject meets, to incorporate our personal Western Relays,” the mayor argued.
Jarrett Park boasts a wealthy historical past of not solely internet hosting worldwide cricket, worldwide and native soccer video games, however was as soon as the house of Reggae Sunsplash. The music competition was first staged on the facility in 1978.
The property was bought by the St James Parish Council, now St James Municipal Company, in 1957, fulfilling the necessity for a everlasting enjoying subject for the residents of Montego Bay.