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December 15, 2017

Minister Bartlett gives update on Caribbean Resilience Initiative


Acting in his capacity as Chairman of the Caribbean Tourism Recovery Group and UNWTO’s Disaster Recovery Working Group for the Affected States in the Caribbean, Minister of Tourism, Hon. Edmund Bartlett, continued discussions with key international and regional stakeholders about building resilience for the region in the event of natural disasters.

Sharing in the moment are, Prime Minister of St Lucia, the Most Hon. Allen Chastanet (left) and Executive Director of the UNWTO, Carlos Vogeler. The Minister used the opportunity to announce that a full draft of the recovery program would be ready at the end of the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), Government of Jamaica, World Bank Group and Inter-American Development Bank Global Conference on Jobs and Inclusive Growth: Partnerships for Sustainable Tourism.

The announcement was made during the first day of the conference (Monday November 27, 2017), which is taking place at the Montego Bay Convention Centre.

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