Tourism Workers' Pension Bill to be debated in Parliament today

Tourism Workers' Pension Bill to be debated in Parliament today

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Print this page Email A Friend!

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Minister of Tourism, Edmund Bartlett, will be addressing the House of Representatives regarding the Tourism Worker's Pension Bill later today.

The Bill, when passed, will establish a defined pension scheme for tourism workers and self-employed tourism workers, to be known as the Tourism Workers Pension Scheme, from which is to be paid retirement benefits in respect of each member.

The Bill was tabled in the House on April 30 and is now up for debate.

Bartlett described the introduction of the Bill, as a major game changer for tourism, noting its gestation in the 2007/2011 Jamaica Labour Party administration led by Bruce Golding.

“It represents not just a historic development in the Caribbean, but the world, as no other country has a comprehensive plan for all tourism workers,” he told the House of Representatives.

Now you can read the Jamaica Observer ePaper anytime, anywhere. The Jamaica Observer ePaper is available to you at home or at work, and is the same edition as the printed copy available at




1. We welcome reader comments on the top stories of the day. Some comments may be republished on the website or in the newspaper � email addresses will not be published.

2. Please understand that comments are moderated and it is not always possible to publish all that have been submitted. We will, however, try to publish comments that are representative of all received.

3. We ask that comments are civil and free of libellous or hateful material. Also please stick to the topic under discussion.

4. Please do not write in block capitals since this makes your comment hard to read.

5. Please don't use the comments to advertise. However, our advertising department can be more than accommodating if emailed:

6. If readers wish to report offensive comments, suggest a correction or share a story then please email:

7. Lastly, read our Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy

comments powered by Disqus



Today's Cartoon

Click image to view full size editorial cartoon