Chilean miners invited to Jamaica
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.