Monday 24 February, 2020

Lifeguards moved to containers while works continue at beaches

The Ministry of Tourism has procured and installed, through UDeCOTT, a 40-ft container to temporarily accommodate lifeguards at Maracas and Tyrico beaches until works are complete.

The container, outfitted with office, washroom and storage facilities, will house the lifeguards while remedial works are being undertaken to upgrade the main quarters at the Maracas Beach Facility.

The Ministry said it continues to have discussions with the lifeguards towards having them revert to operating normal hours as they have been working reduced hours over the past few weeks.

Tourism Minister Randall Mitchell says the refurbishment works, when completed in a few weeks, will enhance the overall stakeholder and visitor experience for all at the beaches.

He is also urging beachgoers to exercise caution and heed all advisories to ensure safety remains a priority while at the beaches.

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