Latest Jamaica News, Montego Bay: Godfrey Dyer Boulevard – The long-awaited official renaming of Sunset Boulevard to Godfrey Dyer Boulevard is set to take place this Thursday in Montego Bay.
Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett is expected to be the guest speaker at the event which begins at 4:00 pm.
The ceremony will take place at the open Lot adjacent to the Thrifty Car Rentals property, near the Sangster International Airport.
The boulevard is being renamed in honour of Mr. Dyer, for his outstanding contribution to tourism. Mr. Dyer is a businessman who is currently the chairman of the Tourism Enhancement Fund and has served twice as Jamaica Hotel and Tourist Association (JHTA) president.
He has also served as chairman of the former National Hotel & Properties, a government agency that owned 19 hotels, and was a director of The Jamaica Pegasus Hotel as well as the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA).
Mr. Dyer was bestowed with the Order of Jamaica last year, for his outstanding contribution to tourism on the heels of him being months recognised by the JHTA with a Lifetime Achievement Award.
The hotelier who operated the Wexford Court for many years, was born and raised in Clarendon. He first came to Montego Bay, in 1963, as a young police officer in the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF).
He retired from the constabulary in 1972.
Mr. Dyer is one of the foundation members of Reggae Sumfest and along with his partners, have been recognised for his contribution to music tourism.