Jamaica offers free vacation to rescued Chilean miners


The Ministries of Tourism and Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade have partnered with Sandals Resorts International to offer the rescued Chilean miners, rescue workers and their spouses a Jamaican vacation.

Thirty three workers, trapped in the collapsed mine since August 5, were pulled to safety Wednesday after a huge rescue operation that cost millions of dollars and culminated in heroic scenes played out before a riveted global audience.

Tourism Minister, Edmund Bartlett made the announcement at a press conference in Montego Bay yesterday as he updated the media on the island’s readiness for Caribbean Marketplace to be held January 16-18, 2011, at the newly built Montego Bay Convention Center.

“As we celebrate the near completion of our Montego Bay Convention Centre, we must pause to give thanks to God for the miraculous rescue of the Chilean miners from their 69-day ordeal trapped underground,” Bartlett said.

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