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Tourist harassment in Falmouth causing fallout for cruise ship pier

After three major cruise lines pulled out of the Falmouth cruise ship pier, tourism officials are rushing to find an effective strategy to curtail harassment in and around the multibillion-dollar industry to avert any further fallout in the tourism trade.  
     
Members of the National Cruise Council, led by Chairman Michael Belnavis, and representatives of the Jamaica Tourist Board and the Tourism Product Development Company (TPDCo) are now meeting at the Tourism Ministry in New Kingston to find a solution to the problem.
     
Delroy Christie, Acting President of the Trelawny Chamber of Commerce, has said while the situation is regrettable, the harassment problem is becoming unbearable.
     
Mayor of Falmouth Colin Gager said the pullout of the three vessels, which together bring in about 10,000 visitors per call to the port, will result in losses of about $5 million monthly.


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