In Washington DC, United States, Mayor Dodd, the mayor of the city of Mackinac Island in Michigan praised Jamaican hotel workers and declared that “I want to applaud the Government and you, Minister Shahine Robinson for the excellent workers you have been sending to the various hotels in my city over the past 35 years.
The Jamaican workers are very important to the island and the city, especially in the business community.”
The Mayor was very grateful for the valuable contribution the workers had made to the success of her city’s hospitality industry.
She addressed a meeting that was hosted by the Minister of Labour and Social Security for the hotel employers on July 18.
The Mayor has spoken about finding ways to make it easier for Jamaican workers to be travel to Washington DC. She wants the US government to expand the program in order to satisfy the quotas.
Minister Robinson said the Jamaican Government was making plans to expand the program as well, as they have seen that there is a huge demand for Jamaican hotel workers in the US. She also said, “the Jamaican Government viewed the program as one that is good for the Jamaican economy.”
The Minister and her delegation toured many properties in the city and met with the over 450 Jamaican workers and their employers.