Montego Bay, Jamaica (McKoy’s News) – Fire at Aquasol Theme Park: ‘It must be Duppy, Obeah or some form of Sabotage’.These were some of the words expressed by an angry Montegonian, who was passing by the popular Aquasol Theme Park Beach in Montego Bay.
A Fire on Sunday did damage to the top roof that housed the office of the complex.The beach is now closed, and workmen were seen removing boards and other property belonging to the previous operators.
The Urban Development Corporation and the management were involved in a court battle over the property, where it was alleged that the current managers were given a September deadline to come up with money to keep the property.
Workers turned up for work last month and saw the entrance gate to the property padlocked. They then staged a peaceful demonstration at the gate, seeking clarity as to why the gate was closed.
It is alleged that the beach will be given to one of the Stewarts of the Sandals Hotel chain, who is expected to develop the property into a first class tourist destination , which will also provide jobs for Montegonians.
Many Montegonians believe that the previous management never maximised the facilities to provide the quality family entertainment that Montegonians and visitors expected. More than 60 people are now out of a job because of the closure of the world famous beach, which has a Skating Rink, a restaurant, a Gym, many gift shops and a Go Cart Track.