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More district constables for tourist areas

Published:Wednesday | July 5, 2017 | 9:21 AMJerome Reynolds
Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett. – File Photo

Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett says more District Constables are to be deployed across tourist areas.

Bartlett says the constables will be strategically placed in areas identified as hot spots.

He says these include cruise-ship piers, commercial districts, especially those frequented by visitors, craft markets, beaches and major attractions.

Bartlett states that destination assurance is very important as Jamaica competes with other international markets.

He says a critical element of destination assurance is visitor safety and security.

The tourism minister argues that the success or failure of a tourist destination depends heavily on being able to provide a safe and secure environment for visitors.

He was addressing the graduation for 90 newly trained district constables at the Montego Bay Convention Centre, in St James, yesterday.