Tourism sector remains buoyant — Minister Bartlett

DESPITE the adverse impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the economy, Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett says the tourism sector's investment climate remains buoyant, as evidenced by the number of projects on track for completion.

Bartlett, who was speaking during the Jamaica Hotel and Tourist Association's recent online annual general meeting, reiterated that 90 per cent of the planned investments are still on target.

These, he said, included a 1,700-room hotel to be constructed in St James; 2,000 rooms planned for Green Island in Hanover; and a tourism development programme for Kingston and Port Royal.

Additionally, Bartlett said the ministry received further confirmation that the proposed Sandals Resorts development projects still stand...read more