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Chilean miners invited to Jamaica

CAROL MARTINDALE, [email protected]

Chilean miners invited to Jamaica

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KINGSTON – Jamaica’s Ministries of Tourism and Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade have partnered with Sandals Resorts International to offer 33 rescued Chilean miners, rescue workers and their spouses a Jamaican vacation. 
The miners, who were trapped in a collapsed mine in Chile since August 5, were pulled to safety on Wednesday after a huge rescue operation that culminated in heroic scenes played out before a riveted global audience. 
Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett made the announcement on Thursday. 
Sandals Resorts Chairman Gordon ‘Butch’ Stewart, hailed the rescue effort as a remarkable achievement.
“This must be seen as not only an international event, but also a triumph of the human spirit. It is fitting and appropriate that we in Jamaica extend a loving hand to our brothers and sisters in South America who endured such a demanding ordeal, yet emerged victorious despite all odds,” Stewart said.