Thursday, April 18, 2024

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The much talked about Speightstown jetty could finally be repaired. Businessman and restaurateur Mark Daghorn is willing to foot the $600 000 bill to fix the dilapidated jetty, which has been out of commission for many years, after being battered by strong waves.

Daghorn, who operates the Lobster Pot restaurant, which overlooks the jetty, and nearby Jumas restaurant, said he had made this offer to Stuart Layne, chief executive officer of the Barbados Tourism Investment Inc. (BTII) a few years ago.

“I had spoken to Stuart Layne some time ago, but nothing has ever come out of those discussions,” Daghorn disclosed, adding that he had also consulted a marine engineer.

Given the findings from the engineer, Daghorn is rejecting the suggestion by Speightstown resident Austin Husbands that the jetty be “dynamited” and rebuilt at another location in the town. (MB)

Please read the full story in today’s Midweek Nation, or in the eNATION edition.

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