|Restaurant at winnifred Beach|
Monday, June 15, 2015
After a Long Protracted bitter fight for the people of Jamaica by the Free Winnifred Beach Benevolent Society and the residents of Fairy Hill and the surrounding communities the court decided Winnifred Beach belong to the people of Jamaica and declared Winnifreds beach Jamaica's Public beach.
The ruling, which was handed down in the Port Antonio Resident Magistrate's Court in the parish last month by Resident Magistrate Marjorie Moyston, said UDC has 90 days to create on a new title an easement for the right of the public to access the beach for bathing and recreation purposes.
Four members of the Free Winnifred Beach Benevolent Society took the matter to court five years ago, seeking a declaration of the public's absolute and indefeasible right to access the beach.
The Court order include, "The beach park would feature, at minimum, the following amenities: a ticket office, guard post, business offices and family-oriented recreational facilities, as well as sanitary conveniences," noted the EIA report done by consultants Technological and Environmental Management Network.