Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett is threatening to shut down hotels and other industry operators that fail to comply with health and safety protocols designed to facilitate the phased reopening of the sector.

He gave the warning while speaking at the Golf View Hotel in Manchester, during a tour of the newly opened South Coast Resilient Corridor on the weekend.

Minister Bartlett says all operators whether small or large who aren’t in compliance will suffer the consequences.
The Minister says his warning was prompted by recent instances of breaches.

Meanwhile, the Tourism Minister pointed out that there’re Jamaicans coming into the island who’ve been leaving their hotels without returning.

Mr. Bartlett says they continue to boost their surveillance capacity to treat with possible breaches of the health and safety protocols.

Edmund Bartlett, Tourism Minister speaking on Nationwide this morning with Kalilah Reynolds and Abka Fitz-Henley.