Tourism Minister, Edmund Bartlett says the Global Tourism Resilience Centre, in Jamaica has begun mobilizing recovery efforts in The Bahamas.

Minister Bartlett was speaking this morning at a media briefing to update the country on the status of the tourism industry.

He says the Sandals Foundation has already come on board to provide help to the Bahamian people.

Minister Bartlett also says he’ll soon be making the case for the Bahamas at the United Nations World Tourism Organization, UNWTO.

The Tourism Minister says the increased frequency and intensity of storms in the region makes it plain that climate change can no longer be ignored.

Edmund Bartlett, Minister of Tourism.