The Tivoli Gardens incident and its impact on the Jamaican tourism sector will come into sharp focus next month, when the Ministry of Tourism hosts the 5th Annual Multi-Hazard Disaster Management Symposium.

The workshop takes place on Wednesday, August 18, at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre, Two Mile Hill, St. Michael, from 9:00 a.m to noon.

Tourism stakeholders will hear a detailed presentation from Director-General in Jamaica’s Ministry of Tourism, Carrolle Guntley, on the topic: Tourism and Disasters -When the Unexpected Strikes.

Ms. Guntley will speak on the Tivoli Gardens incident and its impact on the tourism industry and what lessons can be learnt by Barbados’ tourism stakeholders.

Information on registration may be obtained by contacting Shanise Taylor or Maureen Bridgeman, at 430-7500 or via e-mail at

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