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Richard Whitfield reports minimal effects from Ivan

Managing Director of Half Moon Montego Bay, Richard Whitfield reported that the 400-acre resort experienced only minimal effects following Hurricane Ivan that passed over Jamaica on Friday night.

“Our survey crew assessed the property and reported only some fallen trees and limbs as well as minor flooding in some low lying areas. There has been no damage to any physical structure or injury to any person,” Mr. Whitfield said.

The 419-room resort was well prepared for the onslaught of Hurricane Ivan. Guests and employees were sheltered at Half Moon’s 6,000 square-foot conference centre to wait out the storm.

“We accommodated approximately 150 guests and staff at our relocation centre,” Mr. Whitfield reported. “Our chefs, maintenance, housekeeping, security and management team were on hand to ensure our guests were comfortable throughout this ordeal.”

According to Whitfield, the celebration of the resort’s 50th Anniversary will proceed as planned for September 26 to October 3.


“At this point, there is no reason for us to postpone this celebration,” Whitfield announced.  “Half Moon has weathered many challenges in the last 50 years and we want to celebrate this achievement with our clients and industry partners.”