Jamaica Makes Call for Sustainable 'Ocean Economy'
Jamaica is supporting a new United Nations push for 'sustainable tourism economy' in less than 10 years. Jamaica Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett says the island 'fully endorses the goal of the Ocean Panel to achieve a sustainable tourism economy by 2023.' Bartlett was giving the keynote address at the UN Ocean Conference: Sustainable Coastal and Marine Tourism Launch Event in Lisbon this week. 'The health and sustainability of our oceans are critical to the survival of the tourism industry,' Bartlett said.