Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett has said the Tourism Workers' Pension Scheme, designed to provide retirement benefits for all industry workers, is on track to be implemented by January 1, 2020.
Mr. Bartlett said by then the first set of applicants should be registered for the landmark plan.
He was speaking at the 58th annual general meeting of the Jamaica Hotel and Tourist Association in Montego Bay, St. James, recently.
Some of the persons who will benefit include rafters, craft traders, taxi drivers, spa operators, bus drivers, red cap porters, housekeepers, and groundsmen.
The Tourism Workers' Pension Scheme Bill was passed in the House on June 25.