The Grenada government has welcomed the decision by the Jamaica-centered lodge corporation, Sandals Resorts, to reopen, with an approximated 600 personnel slated to return to get the job done next the downturn occasioned by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
Sandals in a assertion said that over the upcoming number of weeks, the workers will be qualified in advance of the prepared re-opening of the luxurious vacation resort on Oct 1 so as to “ensure the strictest wellbeing and hygiene recommendations and have permitted the firm to properly reopen quite a few other resorts in Antigua, Jamaica, St. Lucia and Barbados.”
Key Minister Dr. Keith Mitchell, who held talks with senior Sandals executives, explained the strategy to reopen the resort as “exciting information for Grenada.
“We search ahead to the re-opening of the resort and to resume welcoming people to our shores. This will mainly sign the resumption of exercise in the tourism sector, which has been particularly tricky-strike by the COVID-19 pandemic.
“What is even more coronary heart-warming is that hundreds of our nationals are returning the get the job done, after six months. This is fantastic information on a individual level for these workers, and for the suppliers of items and providers, who benefit indirectly from the hotel’s functions. On a wider scale, it is also very good news for the region and I am really heartened by this announcement, “Mitchell said.
Mitchell reported he was also happy that Sandals has indicated its willingness to share its nicely-set up protocols with the Ministry of Tourism and Civil Aviation to facilitate education for other hoteliers.
“I commend Sandals’ willingness to collaborate with other stakeholders in the field. This would support create uniformity in standards. Collectively with the actuality that Grenada at present has no energetic COVID-19 cases, this will make an excellent offering position for the country’s tourism merchandise. Grenada is grateful for your initiative and partnership in restarting the nearby tourism business,” Mitchell added.