Barnett Street, Montego Bay, Jamaica

2017 – Barnett Street, Montego Bay, Jamaica – Restored after 30 years


Installation of south dial


Barnett Street clock tower to be refurbished

Mark Cummings

Thursday, June 07, 2012

 MONTEGO BAY, St James — The Barnett Street clock which has been out of service for almost 12 years, is expected to be ticking again soon– in time for Jamaica’s 50th anniversary celebrations.

Mayor of Montego Bay Glendon Harris told the Observer West that he is now awaiting the designs and the costing from the Bureau of Standards of Jamaica to commence the necessary work for the installation of the clock.

“Apart from installing a clock, we are going to do the entire area around the clock tower which will include the retaining walls and general landscaping works. We really want the area to look very attractive,” he explained.

The clock tower, a historic landmark, which sits at the southern entrance to downtown Montego Bay has been an eyesore for years.

In his inaugural speech at the swearing in ceremony for the new St James councillors in March, Harris told the gathering that the instillation of a clock and the refurbishing of the Barnett Street clock tower were among his list of priorities during his term in office.

Mayor Glendon Harris at signing of contract to restore the Barnett Street Clock

Front page of Western Mirror, Montego Bay, Jamaica the week of installation