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Government to focus on developing tourism industry workers

Published:Wednesday | March 1, 2017 | 12:59 PM

Tourism Minister Edmund Barlett yesterday announced that his ministry will be spending less on infrastructure in the upcoming fiscal year as more focus will be placed on developing persons who work in the tourism industry.

Yesterday Opposition spokesman on tourism Wykeham McNeill asked Bartlett whether there were new infrastructural tourism projects being undertaken by ministry.

Bartlett responded by saying there were no new infrastrucutral projects under construction except those which were started under the PNP administration.

He said his ministry is scaling back on infrastructural projects to focus on programs and policies that develop workers of the tourism industry. 


Minister of Tourism Edmund Bartlett speaking with Opposition spokesman on Tourism Wykeham McNeill

Bartlett says once outstanding infrastructural projects are completed, the Government will undertake new ones.

For the 2017/2018 fiscal year, the Government has allocated a total of $2.1 billion to the Tourism ministry up from $1.9 billion for the previous fiscal year.