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Norwegian Cruise Line donates US$1 million to Jamaica

He added, “They fully understand that the loss of tourism has resulted in significant economic hardship and that, along with the imminent return of cruising this summer, will provide much needed relief to the families, communities and small businesses who are extremely dependent on the tourism industry.”

It was also revealed that the cruise line is also donating US$500,000 to the volcano affected island of St. Vincent and The Grenadines.

Minister Bartlett highlighted that the return of cruise shipping is expected to provide a much-needed boost to the economy and that over the past two years, government has spent billions of dollars upgrading and developing the ports in Ocho Rios, Falmouth and more recently Port Royal, to enhance the country’s capacity to welcome more of the world’s large cruise ships. 

While expressing confidence in the return of cruise tourism the Minister said, “I want to assure this Honorable House that we are also putting protocols in place that will ensure that it will not only be a lucrative endeavor but one that is safe and seamless, too.”

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