Guyana joins Caribbean-wide initiative to improve health and safety of travellers

Participants at the Meeting on Monday (Photo via Kaieteur News)
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(Kaieteur News) Improving health and safety for foreigners is high on Guyana’s agenda. As a result, the Guyana Tourism Authority (GTA), under the Ministry of Business, along with the Ministry of Public Health and the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) met to chart the way forward for an on-going project. The project is aimed at improving health and safety of locals and visitors, tourism resilience and reputation.

The meeting was hosted at the Roraima Duke Lodge, in Kingston.

This programme, which was launched in 2017, is about improving a country’s capacity to provide cost-effective, quality health, food safety, and environmental sanitation (HSE) solutions to the HSE threats impacting on sustainable tourism in the Caribbean. This would be executed through real time early alert and response monitoring system for tourism based health issues, training and certification, HSE standards, and multi-sectoral regional and international partnerships.

Participating countries will now have an enhanced capacity to fight HSE threats.

Read more at: Kaieteur News

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