UDC’s JA$200 increase in Entry Fee to Reach Falls in Portland in January 2016

Jamaicans, brace yourselves as the price of everything will start going up in 2016, the Year of the Monkey! Looks like the price of everything is going up along with FLOW Cable Internet (Deer, 2015, December 28) in 2016!

MICO Wars - UDC JA$200 increase in Entry Fee to Reach Falls in Portland in January 2016 - 29-12-2015 LHDEER

UDC (The Urban Development Corporation) on Monday December 28th 2015 has announced a JA$200 increase (The Jamaica Gleaner, 2015, December 28) in the entry fee to Reach Falls in Portland.  Here is a video of what Reach Falls look like today.

Here’s a map in case you suddenly decided to go looking for the place!

MICO Wars - UDC JA$200 increase in Entry Fee to Reach Falls in Portland in January 2016 - 29-12-2015 LHDEER (2)

The new entry fees, the first since 2007, comes into effect on Friday January 2016, are as follows:

  1. JA$500 for adults up from JA$300
  2. JA$250 for children up from JA$150

Reach Falls in Portland is a popular holiday spot for many Jamaican and a sprinkling of tourists alike. The pictures below do not do the attraction justice, but trus’ me, it’s a nice place!

MICO Wars - UDC JA$200 increase in Entry Fee to Reach Falls in Portland in January 2016 - 29-12-2015 LHDEER

Apparently the UDC is facing increased operating and maintenance costs and hopes that they can maintain the quality of their product.

Reference:

  1. The Jamaica Gleaner. (2015, December 28). Entrance Fee Hike For Popular Reach Falls In Portland. Retrieved from http://jamaica-gleaner.com/article/news/20151228/entrance-fee-hike-popular-reach-falls-portland
  1. Deer, L. (2015, December 28). Why FLOW Jamaica to increase Internet Packages come February 1st 2016. Retrieved from http://mythoughtsontechnologyandjamaica.blogspot.com/2015/12/FLOW-Jamaica-increase-Internet-Packages.html

 

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