A meeting is slated to take place between Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett and President of the Jamaica Manufacturers and Exporters Association Metry Seaga to address concerns raised about a comment made by the Cabinet member.
Bartlett, in response to complaints that Spanish hoteliers are not engaging local manufacturers in business, recently said he cannot tell investors who to do business with.
He said manufacturers should focus on improving the quality of their products and their ability to supply the tourism market with what it needs.
The JMA, in response, said Bartlett's comments constituted a blatant disregard for the manufacturing sector.
“The truth is Minister Bartlett and myself have spoken and I think we are going to meet, hopefully before too long to ensure that anything that was said is not seen in an inflamatory way. We are not happy with what he said,” Seaga said.