JAMAICA (August 21, 2007) – On Sunday, August 19, 2007, Hurricane Dean skirted the south coast of Jamaica. Island Outpost, which includes such havens as GoldenEye in Oracabessa, Jake’s in Treasure Beach, Strawberry Hill in the Blue Mountains and The Caves in Negril, have made assessments of the company’s resort properties in Jamaica.
Status: No damage. The hotel will be open for all guest arrivals as of Wednesday, August 22, 2007. The property has its new development on track and therefore were well prepared as the property’s hurricane contingency plans were put into place.
Status: Some structural damages and debris. Will use this opportune time to upgrade the product and reopen for arrivals on September 28, 2007. An advocate of community-based tourism. Jake’s has also opened its arms to neighbors. Please see information below.
Guests who have reservations at Jake’s prior to September 28, 2007 will be called individually by Island Outpost’s reservations department and given dependable options including relocation to another property in the collection (based on room category booked), rebook for another date after September 28th or refund.
Status: Minor damages and debris. The hotel will be open for new arrivals as of Friday, August 24, 2007.
Status: Minor damages and debris. The hotel will be open for new arrivals as of Thursday, August 23, 2007.
Our guests took first priority. If guests wished to depart the island, it was imperative for us to assist in doing just that. Every need was met and exceeded,
– said Island Outpost Director of Operations and GoldenEye’s Managing Director Nick Simmonds.
According to Island Outpost President and Jake’s Owner, Jason Henzell,
These forces of nature tend to bring out the best in people – my staff and community are incredible. Spirits are high, and our faith is stronger now than ever.
Jake’s resort has established a hurricane relief fund through Breds – The Treasure Beach Foundation (USA), which Henzell runs for the less fortunate who have property damage, no insurance, no support system, especially to the sick and elderly. The initiative is also in concert with Treasurebeach.net, a community web site,
The Jamaican spirit is strong, and with that, we know we will prevail all obstacles. Faith is the strongest asset of any nation, and for Jamaicans, it is the gold standard.
Is a non-profit organization established in 1998 to promote education, sports, cultural heritage, environmental awareness and more recently emergency healthcare in Treasure Beach. The long-term vision for Breds is to establish Treasure Beach as a model for low-density, environmentally-friendly, sustainable community in Jamaica. The term “Breds” short for Brethren — has for generations, been a familiar way of hailing a person from this local fishing community. To make a contribution, please call (876) 965 3000 or visit www.breds.org; [email protected]
Created by Chris Blackwell, founder of Island Records and Palm Pictures, Island Outpost properties are known for their interesting character and stunning surroundings and strive to offer their clients a feeling reminiscent of staying at a friend’s home. The group includes Goldeneye, Strawberry Hill, Jake’s, and The Caves in Jamaica, Compass Point and Pink Sands in The Bahamas and an exclusive selection of villas. Visit islandoutpost.com or call 1-800-OUTPOST and +44 (0) 1895 450 731 in the UK.
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