Jamaica “Open For Business” After Matthew


Jamaica is open for business.

The Jamaica Tourist Board has reported that tourism business on the island is carrying on as usual after Hurricane Matthew passed it earlier this morning.

While a band of heavy showers that fell on Sunday caused temporary flooding in some parts of Kingston, there was little or no damage to the island’s resorts and attractions.

“We are thankful that Destination Jamaica was spared a direct impact from Hurricane Matthew and that our on-shore partners did not suffer damage,” said Paul Pennicook, Jamaica’s Director of Tourism. “Our thoughts and prayers are with our Caribbean neighbors as Matthew continues its journey northward.”

The Norman Manley International Airport in Kingston reopened Tuesday after temporary closure, while the Sangster International Airport in Montego Bay remained operational throughout the weekend.

All cruise ports were open as of 3:00 p.m. Tuesday, and ships have been alerted to resume calls to Jamaica starting Wednesday.

No structural damage to hotels has been reported, and resorts are open and accepting guests.

Power, water and telephone services are all fully operational.


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