Tourism Workers' Pension Bill to be debated in Parliament today

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

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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.


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