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Opening Of The Morne Layby Park To Coincide With Cruise Ship Season Commencement


The Morne Layby Scenic Point is a “must stop viewing point” which has been serving tour operators and vendors over the decades.

However due to structural challenges arising at the Morne layby, the Ministry of Tourism, Investment, Creative Industries, Culture and Information has been working collaboratively with the Morne layby vendors to identify a safe and secure alternative scenic stop to replace the current scenic lookout.

Based on a consensus between the Ministry of Tourism and the Morne layby vendors, a new alternative site located several yards north of the Morne layby and directly opposite the Governor General’s entrance gate has been established to serve vendors, tour operators and visitors alike.

This alternative site will offer a magnificent view of the Castries Harbour and the north of the island and comes equipped with toilet facilities and safe space for vending opportunities.

The Ministry of Tourism, Investment, Creative Industries, Culture and Information will be hosting a soft opening of the designated area on Sunday, Oct. 8, which also coincides with the opening of the cruise ship season.

SOURCE: Ministry of Tourism

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  1. I hope you have or will design an do a designated a clear and concise walking path for these thousands of visitors bc that is a very sketchy and dangerous turn and sharp corner there!,, … from all these people now to be walking up that part of the hill there!,…people drive very fast there!.

  2. Opposite the entrance to our former colonizers mansion? Good, I hope tourist just flood that entrance. BTW, where is the parking for taxis….it’s stupid to close this major road to downhill traffic considering the heavy congestion that already exist at la toc roundabout even now and even with millennium highway having little movement due to its crappy conditions. I bet you that all thise agencies have never had a meeting together to discuss ..tourism, traffic police…Co Williams/ aka infrastructure….ncopt….taxi association….morne residents….slaspa

  3. @105 smph and Nooks it has always been a custom for years now that they block off that road on cruise ship days and the drivers park along one side of the road as they usually do for years now also since the layby is further up there is more parking on the side of the road now from the new layby to the old one


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