Pension Scheme For Tourism Workers To Be Introduced in early January


The Minister of Tourism, Hon. Edmund Bartlett, has stated that the pension scheme for tourism workers will be implemented on January 1, 2022, despite the delay caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Mr. Bartlett, speaking at the official opening of the Ocean Eden Bay Hotel in Trelawny on December 9, said the scheme’s implementation comes at a time when the tourism sector is experiencing rapid recovery and workers can once again look forward to a bright future.
He noted that legislation implementing the scheme was approved by Parliament nearly two years ago, but that implementation was hampered by the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Tourism Workers Pension Scheme is a defined contributory plan backed by legislation that will necessitate mandatory contributions from both employees and employers.