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JAMAICA | More Jamaican ship workers arrive home

  • Written by Calvin G Brown - wiredja.com
  • Published in local news
FALMOUTH, Jamaica May 26, 2020- Just as the remaining Jamaican passengers aboard Royal Caribbean Cruise Line's Adventure of the Seas, disembarked the vessel and were processed on Monday in Falmouth, Trelawny, yet another ship with more Jamaican seafarers was scheduled to dock at the Falmouth pier yesterday.

All 384 persons who had remained on the ship were processed by noon yesterday and were "settling in at the respective hotel"  to await the results of their COVID-19 test. 

A total of 1,044 Jamaicans returned to the island on the vessel last Wednesday.

The latest figures on Monday from the Ministry of Health and Wellness said 12 of them have tested positive for coronavirus.

The Adventure of the Seas was scheduled to leave the island at 6 o'clock Monday evening.

In the meantime, a news release from the Office of the Prime Minister said a vessel belonging to the Norwegian Cruise Line transporting 174 Jamaican crew members was scheduled to  dock in Falmouth Monday evening.

Carnival Cruise line will also return home an additional 240 Jamaican crew members Tuesday morning and a Disney vessel is tentatively slated to berth on May 29 to disembark another batch of more than 400 crew members. 

The protocols and procedures now established by the government will be used to land the incoming ship workers.

The Office of the Prime Minister said 180 Colombians who will arrive on the ships will be transported via a secure corridor to a waiting charter flight at Sangster International Airport to be flown to Colombia.

So far, the government has been able to repatriate 2,000 Jamaicans who have applied for re-entry through the JamCOVID app.

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Last modified onTuesday, 26 May 2020 15:07
  • Countries: Jamaica