Stakeholders in the formal Funeral Home sector are renewing calls for the authorities to rid the industry of unqualified operators during the coronavirus crisis.

Calvin Lyn’s the President of the Jamaica Association of Certified Embalmers and Funeral Directors.

Mr Lyn says those operating without the requisite certification are putting the lives of Jamaicans at risk, especially during the prevailing pandemic.

Mr. Lyn says just last month stakeholders were invited to a meeting with the Health Ministry to discuss new requirements and regulations to enter the sector.

Meanwhile, General Manager of L.P. Martin’s Funeral Home, Paul Bowen, says regulations for funeral homes are long overdue.

Paul Bowen, General Manager of L.P. Martin’s Funeral Home.

And, Managing Director of Delapenha’s Funeral Home, Dale Delapenha, says the funeral home sector is a free for all for new entrants.

Calvin Lyn, President of the Jamaica Association of Certified Embalmers and Funeral Directors and before him, Dale Delapenha, Managing Director of Delapenha’s Funeral Home.

They were speaking last evening on Nationwide @ 5 with Tyrone Reid and Danielle Archer.