Controversial Carnival Cruise Raises a Litany of Questions

The arrival of the Carnival Cruise ship to Jamaica’s shores on a day that was declared a no movement day for the majority of citizens by the Government, has raised a litany of questions, not only about the protocols in place to accommodate the guests on the Carnival Cruise to the island and its impact on the local economy, but also the broader topic of an apparent double standard between tourists, the locally vaccinated and the unvaccinated.

Chairman of the Resilient Corridor in the Ministry of Tourism, John Byles and Professor Winston Davidson, Professor of Public Health & Health Technology at the School of Public Health & Health Technology; University of Technology, joined the CVM Live Panel Discussion to share on the topic of cruises to Jamaica during the COVID-19 pandemic.