Jamaica tourism minister discusses pension plan for tourism workers
Minister of Tourism, Edmund Bartlett, addressing tourism stakeholders in Kingston
KINGSTON, Jamaica — Jamaica’s minister of tourism, Edmund Bartlett, addressed tourism stakeholders in Kingston recently about the tourism workers’ pension scheme, which is expected to go to tender soon.
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The fund is expected to benefit some 90,000 persons employed in the tourism industry and will be bolstered by $1 billion (US$7.8 million) being provided by the Tourism Enhancement Fund (TEF) over a five-year period.
The meeting, which took place in New Kingston, marks the second in a series of stakeholder consultations being held before the programme is implemented.