Mermaid Statue Attracting Curious Visitors

Photo credit – Sharon Earle

The recently unveiled mermaid at the Montego Bay Marine Park (MBMP) is gaining popularity and in response to the increasing number of queries from curious visitors, Executive Director, Hugh Shim, and staff at the park have added color to the statue.

They will also be erecting an information board near the waterfront’s latest attraction.

Mr. Shim told JIS News that a surprising number of persons have been visiting the MBMP to see the mermaid statue and make inquiries about the mythical creature.

The MBMP is currently awaiting approval from the National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA) to crane-lift the statue to the location identified as Jamaica’s first and Latin America’s fourth underwater sculpture park behind Mexico, Grenada, and the Bahamas.

In the meantime, the decision was made to enhance the appearance of the environmentally friendly figure.

“The statue was painted with water-based (nontoxic) paints, because we wanted to make it a little bit more attractive,” Mr. Shim said.

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