We’ll hear you
MINISTER OF FINANCE Chris Sinckler has promised to consider more aid for the hotel industry but has advised hoteliers to be “careful” about what they demanded – because they might get it.
Sinckler was reacting in the House of Assembly to calls made by industry leaders in the face of sweeping privileges to the Jamaican hotel chain, Sandals Resorts International.
He told MPs he could think of no area that received more concessions from the Government than hotels and tourism but to hear leaders speak it would seem Government never offered assistance.
The minister said that “95 per cent” of what hoteliers were now asking for they were already getting.
He gave the assurance that there “will be a discourse on what they don’t get”. (TY)
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