Bartlett Eyes Long-term Reform for Tourism Sector

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Tourism Minister, Ed Bartlett, says issues plaguing the workforce may have less relevance with the steps being taken by the Ministry to reshape the sector.

Mr Bartlett says the country must take a longer look at preparing a new workforce that will drive Jamaica’s growth.

He says despite several issues plaguing the country’s workforce, there’s hope for Jamaica.

He was addressing the first cohort of high school students who’re expected to graduate with associate degrees in Customer Service and Hospitality Service.

Mr Bartlett says the programme will help participants to become entrepreneurs.



Neika Lewis is an award-winning journalist with over 7 years of experience across radio, tv and the print media. A CARIMAC alum, Neika copped the Prime Minister’s Youth award for journalism in 2017. Her reporting on a Jamaican pilot incarcerated in Qatar in 2015 led to his release. Neika hunts for human interest stories.


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