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Jamaica: Bartlett names task force to drive vaccination of tourism workers

Tourism Minister, Edmund Bartlett, has named a task force to drive the process of vaccinating the island’s tourism workers as part of efforts by the Government to achieve herd immunity against the coronavirus (COVID-19) nationally.

The new task force is co-chaired by the Tourism Ministry’s Permanent Secretary, Jennifer Griffith, and President of the Jamaica Hotel and Tourist Association (JHTA), Clifton Reader.

The other members include Chairman of the Tourism Product Development Company (TPDCo), Ian Dear; Chairman of the Jamaica Tourist Board, John Lynch; Director of Tourism, Donovan White; President and CEO, the Port Authority of Jamaica (PAJ), Professor Gordon Shirley; Executive Director of Jamaica Vacations Limited (JAMVAC), Joy Roberts; Acting Executive Director, TPDCo, Stephen Edwards; Executive Director of Chukka Caribbean Adventures and Chairman of the COVID-19 resilient corridors management team, John Byles; Senior Advisor and Strategist in the Ministry of Tourism, Delano Seiveright; and General Manager of Deja Resorts, Robin Russell.

“The task force will also include representatives from the Ministry of Health and Wellness, the Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development, and the Jamaica Defence Force (JDF), and they will consult with various tourism stakeholder both within the public and private sectors, to streamline and expedite the process of vaccinating tourism workers all across the island,” said Bartlett.

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