Saturday 21 September, 2019

JHTA contributes US$20,000 to Bahamas relief effort

The Jamaica Hotel and Tourist Association (JHTA) has donated some US$20,000 to The Bahamas which was recently ravaged by Hurricane Dorian.

The announcement was made by Omar Robinson at the opening of the Jamaica Product Exchange (JAPEX) trade show at the Montego Bay Convention Centre on Monday.

"The JHTA will make a financial donation of US$20,000 through the Global tourism resilience centre,” Robinson revealed.

 “As we prepare to devote the next several days to strengthening and preserving Jamaica’s hospitality and tourism industry, we pause to extend our commiseration to the people of The Bahamas, which was severely damaged by hurricane Dorian last week.”

Over 50 persons were killed and thousands left homeless after the passage of Hurricane Dorian, which hit the islands of Abacus and Grand Bahama as a category five hurricane.

Robinson expressed hope that the country will be rebuilt in the shortest possible time.

“It is our hope and prayers that the resources being channel to The Bahamas will help safeguard the health and welfare of the residents and contribute to the rebuilding of the country in the shortest possible time, this is Caribbean solidarity,” he said.

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