The Dominica Hotel and Tourism Association (DHTA) Board of Directors and members extend condolences to the family and friends of the British visitor who lost her life as a result of a vehicular accident in the Antrim Valley on Wednesday November 09, 2016.
The tragic accident involved ten (10) passengers from the MV Azura of P&O Cruise Lines. Our thoughts are with every individual, including the taxi driver and tour guide, their families and loved ones who were affected in one way or another by the accident.
DHTA commends the leadership of the Ministry of Tourism & Urban Renewal in coordinating the destination’s response to this unfortunate incident, and in particular, the timely and professional services of the first responders, Dominica Police Force, Dominica Fire & Ambulance Service and the staff of the Princess Margaret Hospital in administering the best possible care and comfort to all those affected. DHTA further commends the Office of the Prime Minister, Ministry of Health & Environment, Discover Dominica Authority and other relevant agencies of the State, the British High Commission, as well as relevant private sector entities, including the management of P&O Cruises and the ships agent, for their respective roles in partnering with the Ministry of Tourism & Urban Renewal following the incident.
Our prayers continue to be for the full recovery of those affected by the accident.