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Tourism Minister Slams Cruise Association President for Recent Comments

Friday 1st March, 2019-The Minister of Tourism has voiced displeasure over the information being shared by Nathan Dundas, President of the Antigua and Barbuda Cruise Tourism Association on the Global Port Agreement.

A visibly irritated Minister Charles Fernandez was invited to this morning’s Post Cabinet Press Briefing, where he debunked the points raised by Dundas on a radio programme  this week. Dundas expressed concerns at the threat to job security among several matters, including reports that at least one cruise line had diverted its vessels following news of the Global Ports agreement.

But Minister Fernandez says the pronouncements are far from the truth and despite being asked to correct the false statements, Dundas continued sharing the information.

Minister Fenandez rubbished claims that key stakeholders were left out of the negotiations with Global Ports and questions whether the cruise tourism association president’s actions are out of ignorance of whether they are intentional.

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Cruise lines according to the tourism minister are already indicating their willingness to working with Global Ports.

He also took umbrage to Mr. Dundas refuting a statement from the prime minister that Antigua was at the bottom of the table in cruise tourism in the region, citing the BREA report.

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