Minister of Labour and Social Security Shahine Robinson has assured Spanish investors that their US$250-million investment of the H10 Coral Ocean Spring Hotel in Trelawny comes at a time when the industrial labour front is at its calmest in decades.
“I am pleased to announce that the industrial relations environment in Jamaica is the most peaceful in decades,” Robinson said during her remarks at the ground-breaking ceremony of the multimillion-dollar project on Wednesday.
“With a government committed to the growth and development of our workers, the protection of the rights of both employers and employees and an economy that is poised for growth, I can say without any fear of contradiction that your investment in Jamaica is on fertile ground — one that will guarantee a solid return and a sense of satisfaction,” she added.
Construction is already underway by the H10 Hotel chain to construct 1,000 new rooms.
The hotel is expected to complete 500 rooms by the end of the year.
The project is expected to generate thousands of jobs during and after its construction phase and Minister Robinson is elated over the employment opportunities.