Bartlett to speak in Sectoral Debate today
The Sectoral Debate is to continue this afternoon in the House of Representatives with a presentation by Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett.
Bartlett is expected to outline his vision for the ministry and the plans for the 2016/2017 financial year and beyond.
Bartlett’s presentation also comes amid concern from tourism players following this weekend’s murder of a tourist in Negril, Westmoreland.
The Canadian man was shot and killed by persons on a motorcycle who was attempting to rob his female companion.
Yesterday, the Negril Chamber of Commerce condemned the killing of the tourist along the West End Road.
The NCC says for several years, it has been asking the Member of Parliament for the area to increase lighting and closed circuit cameras along the roadways and beaches in Negril.
Head of the Westmoreland police Superintendent David Whyte told The Gleaner Power 106 News Centre that the area where the tourist was killed is poorly lit.
However, Whyte says the police have always maintained a strong presence in the town of Negril.
He says Negril is still a safe area for tourists.
Member of Parliament for North West Manchester, Mikael Phillips is also expected to speak in the Sectoral Debate today.