More than 2 million dollars needed for Jolly Beach renovation by December

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Cabinet Notes:

The Cabinet held a discussion around the Jolly Beach Hotel and readying it for the winter tourism season, with a possible opening in December 2022.

An estimate to prepare a number of rooms and common areas has been put forward; the cost approaching $2million dollars.

The Cabinet acknowledges that the demand for more hotel rooms in Antigua is strong in this post COVID period, and that to ready additional rooms is to benefit a number of employees and other suppliers who depend upon tourism in order to survive.

The Jolly Beach Hotel owes the Government of Antigua and Barbuda a considerable sum for unpaid electricity, water and significant unpaid taxes; the hotel severed its workers without providing them with the money which is rightfully theirs.

The Government intends to ensure that those workers receive what they should have been paid, causing severance to be computed in the reopening ambition.

Jolly Beach Hotel is under the supervision of a court-appointed receiver.

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5 COMMENTS

  1. Isn’t this government ashamed to talk about Jolly Beach because they have made such a mess!
    DIDN’T EVEN KNOW THERE WAS A CAUTION ON THE PROPERTY.
    What happen to the people with the degrees. How did they miss that!

    • Was UPP advisors (jolly beach directors ) who caused jolly beach to collapse,, just like Abib and Abi group. That said, pumping 2million into jolly beach will just do patch work. Way more money is needed. You patch it and open it and the result will be a horrible experience for jolly beach guests and by extension; guests of Antigua. Not a good move. Sell it to a legitimate investor/ developer who is financially capable of turning this property into something really special

    • @ Jarvis

      LOL………They are too bright for their own good.

      Just Saying has a Masters in repetition
      Lionel Hurst has a Doctorate in Lying
      Gaston Brown has a Phd in Minding People business.
      They along with their other minions are the best minds in Antigua, as a matter of fact in the world.

  2. I’m sorry,bit I think I read that people staying in hotels were a small minority of the visitors. Why the owners of the hotels enjoy such luxurious benefits and tax holidays is beyond me

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