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March 2020
 
  • The Hope Zoo in Kingston
  • Bath Botanical Gardens in St. Thomas

Above Body

 20 Mar 2020    ICTAdmin   

The Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries wishes to advise that public gardens under its control will be closed with immediate effect until further notice in light of the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19).
The public gardens directly managed by MICAF include Castleton in St. Mary; Cinchona in St. Andrew and Bath in St. Thomas. The Hope Botanical Gardens as well as the Hope Zoo, currently operated under lease arrangements to two NGO’ s, will also be closed.

The closure of the gardens is in accordance with the guidelines outlined by the Ministry of Health and Wellness and directives from Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness on social distancing, including the prohibition of gatherings of more than 20 persons.
It is also a part of the Ministry's own steps being taken to temporarily restrict access to its agencies and departments, which is aimed at safeguarding the health of customers and staff.

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