Press Release:- The Ministry of Tourism and the Saint Lucia Tourism Authority presented Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to the Sky Cap Operators at the Hewanorra International Airport on Sunday July 26.
The association comprises fifteen (15) Operators who are on the frontline assisting passengers daily with luggage needs.
Knowing the risk associated with COVID-19, no efforts are being speared in mitigating the possible spread of the virus into local communities.
Rondel Charlery, Public Relations Officer at the Saint Lucia Tourism Authority addressed members of the HIA Sky Cap Association just ahead of the scheduled flight that reintroduced British Airways to the island.
“We recognize your efforts as frontline personnel and want to ensure that you and your families are protected from covid-19. We anticipate that the masks, gloves and hand sanitizers presented to you, will aid in keeping you and Saint Lucia safe.”
President of the HIA Sky Cap Association, Morrisson Raveneau was on hand to receive the donation along with members of the Association.
“We thank the Ministry of Tourism, the Ministry of Health and our Super Woman- Dr. Belmar-George for a job well done. We will make full use of the PPE to protect ourselves, the visitors and Saint Lucia in general.”
The Sky Caps were also gifted with branded Saint Lucia caps as they too are tourism ambassadors for the island.
The Ministry of Health and Wellness in conjunction with the Ministry of Tourism continues to ensure that the Safety of visitors and local communities remain paramount during the continued responsible phased reopening of the tourism sector.