The newest staffer at the 85-room Sunset at the Palms, an all-inclusive, adults-only resort in Negril Jamaica, was hired for her solid experience in chomping on greenery.
Betty the goat, who recently joined the grounds crew at the resort, received her formal training on a farm on the western end of Jamaica. She was introduced to the resort as part of an exchange through which the hotel shares its food waste with local pig farmers.
Through such arrangements Sunset hopes to attain its Green Globe certification, which requires its members to uphold the highest standards of sustainability. The certification also recognizes tourism-related businesses that help preserve and celebrate the culture of an area, and Betty plays a role in that as well.
By Gay Nagle Myers
June 12, 2017