The new Jungle Bay Resort and Spa in Soufriere is expected to employ well over 170 persons upon completion.
Hotel developer, Sam Raphael, made these remarks while addressing a youth forum in Portsmouth over the weekend.
The forum was focused on taking advantage of opportunities created through the construction of several new hotels on the island.
“The employment is great,” Raphael said. “Right now we employ 60 people at Jungle Bay.”
Raphael said that during the first phase of the opening of the Resort, 30 rooms were opened. A grand ceremony was held on Sunday, June 30th 2019 to mark the event.
Raphael said that a total of 85 rooms are expected to be opened by July 2020.