DHTA offers condolences following Antrim accident

The accident claimed the life of a British cruise ship passenger
The accident claimed the life of a British cruise ship passenger

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.

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7 Comments

  1. Me
    November 18, 2016

    Colin Pier of the DDA was in London at a tourist trade fair when this accident happened but I have not heard a word from him on this.

  2. Be Good
    November 17, 2016

    many of the buss are been used in Dominica need to get out of service real talk

  3. Dean Martin
    November 16, 2016

    Erm. A bit late. You all been sleeping ?
    How about offering to lobby for improved road safety laws instead ?

  4. Me
    November 16, 2016

    Poor attempt at damage control long after the horse has bolted from the stable.

  5. Bumbble Lee
    November 16, 2016

    Boy look joke!!! You mean, all that time it took for the news to reach DHTA??!!! Some outsider may have been pulling their teeth for them to say something. Late is never better than never. If you late, you better forget it. :twisted:

  6. Tjebe fort
    November 16, 2016

    The leadership in reporting this tragic event was taken by P&O cruise lines and not the Ministry of Tourism, lets be straight about that. Still I appreciate that the DHTA have finally added their condolences. Better late than never.

    • Concern citizen
      November 16, 2016

      You hear what their comments says, DHTA commends the leadership of the ministry of Tourism, that don’t make since since they took omtin hours before commenting on the accident
      That is how this country is full of hypocrisy, I wonder what’s wrong with the so educated Christian people in D/ca?

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