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Global tourism conference begins in MoBay

Published:Monday | November 27, 2017 | 10:02 AM
Montego Bay Convention Centre, at Rose Hall in Montego Bay. – File Photo

Crews continued to work over the weekend to prepare the city of Montego Bay for the highly-anticipated United Nations-World Trade Organisaion global tourism conference set to get under way this morning at the Montego Bay Convention Centre.

Some 800 people are scheduled to participate in the conference which ends on Wednesday.

It's the largest world tourism conference.

Less than a week ago, there was widespread flooding in downtown Montego Bay leaving the city in mud and debris.

Several people also lost their homes and the lobby and lower floor of the RIU hotel was flooded.

The Mayor of Montego Bay Homer Davis has been leading a team seeking to restore the city he said was left ugly.

The Government has allocated some $20 million to assist with the clean up activities.

Mayor Davis says because of the extent of the flooding, he has abandoned plans for curb wall painting and other beautification and instead focus on cleaning up the town.