Jamaica minister of tourism, Edmund Bartlett, has advised people not to violate coronavirus rules and guidelines. The comments follow the controversial staging of a Mocha Fest at Rick’s Café in Negril. The minister revealed in a statement that:
“The Tourism Product Development Company (TPDCo), which is a public body of the ministry of tourism, has acted immediately to ensure that appropriate steps were taken to punish the entity that was in breach of the protocols,” said Bartlett in a statement.
“I want to make it very clear that the ministry of tourism will not tolerate any breaches whatsoever of the protocols that we have established to facilitate the safe operation of the sector.
“All our partners, local and international, who will engage our tourism product over the next few months – and as long as the Disaster Risk Management Act exists – must be compliant in all regards,” added the tourism minister.