The Tourism Enhancement Fund (TEF) will be financing the development of 14 beaches across the island as part of its National Beach Development Programme. Valued at an estimated $250 million, the project is aimed at equipping public beaches with children play areas, seating with tables, picnic areas, gazebos,restrooms, changing rooms, adequate parking, lifeguard towers, and utilities, inclusive of running water and electricity. Some of the beaches identified include: Burwood, Trelawny; Providence Park, Montego Bay; Norman Manley Beach Park, Negril; Treasure Beach, St Elizabeth; Old Harbour Bay, St Catherine; Salem, St Ann; and Boston in Portland. “This programme will involve the upgrading andupkeep of at least one beach from each parish,” said TEF Executive Director, Clyde Harrison.