JHTA Congratulates our Athletes
CHAIRMAN, KINGSTON CHAPTER CHAIRPERSON
JAMAICA HOTEL & TOURIST ASSOCIATION
AT THE RELAUNCH OF SPRUCE UP JAMAICA
DEVON HOUSE, KINGSTON, JAMAICA
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 25
Minister of Tourism, the Hon. Edmund Bartlett,
Permanent Secretary, Mrs. Jennifer Griffith
Chairmen, Jamaica Tourist Board/Tourism Enhancement Fund & Tourism Product Development Company
Other Distinguished Tourism Officials
Members of the Press
Ladies and Gentlemen
GREETINGS BY OMAR ROBINSON,
PRESIDENT JAMAICA HOTEL & TOURIST ASSOCIATION
AT THE USAID CARIBBEAN CLEAN ENERGY PROGRAM BENCHMARKING TOOL
& ENERGY EFFECIENCY WORKSHOP FOR FINANCIAL OFFICERS,
GENERAL MANAGERAS AND OWNER/OPERATORS
HALF MOON HOTEL, MONTEGO BAY, JAMAICA
THURSDAY, JANUARY 26
Mission Director, USAID Energy Effeciency Promotion Specialist, Caribbean Clean Energy Program, John Marcocchio Energy Effeciency Specialist, Caribbean Clean Energy Program, Hugh Cresser Other Distinguished Guests Members of the Press Ladies and Gentlemen
It is a pleasure for us at the JHTA to join you at the launch of the Caribbean Clean Energy Program Benchmarking Tool and Energy Workshop today. Energy represents a critical resource in the delivery of service in tourism. It is needed for everything from lighting through to air conditioning and entertainment; and as such, the electricity demands of the tourism sector are high.
KINGSTON, JAMAICA, June 22, 2018
The JHTA is steadfast in its strong support of the proposed ban on single use plastic and Styrofoam containers citing the very serious implications for small islands such as Jamaica whose economic development and food security are so closely tied to the natural environment.
The Association noted that some of the effects of plastic pollution can already be seen; therefore urgent action is needed to halt the long term effects on the environment and the food chain. Plastic pollution also has grave implications for tourism and if it continues unchecked, the Jamaican tourism product as we know will be seriously undermined by the presence of plastics which have not been disposed of properly.
The JHTA, in its own efforts to encourage its members to carry out business in a manner which safeguards the environment introduced and awarded an Environmental Sustainability Award at the recently held Annual Awards Luncheon. This award was won by the Jamaica Inn located in Ocho Rios. The Association has also listed environmental preservation as one of its main priorities for the new administrative year and throughout the area chapters, members will be implementing various projects geared towards achieving this objective as they seek to reduce their carbon footprint.