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Revised 14 February 2019

MINISTRY OF TOURISM MINISTER: Hon. Edmund Bartlett, CD, MP

PERMANENT SECRETARY: Mrs. Jennifer Griffith

SUBJECTS Spas and Baths

Timeshare Vacations Tourism Enhancement Act

Tourism Marketing and Promotion, including cruise tourism Tourism Policy Tourism Product Travel Agencies

Water Sports DEPARTMENTS Bath Fountain of St. Thomas the Apostle Devon House Development Company (DHDC) Jamaica Tourist Board (JTB) Jamaica Vacations Limited (JAMVAC) Milk River Hotel and Spa Montego Bay Conference Centre (MBCC)

River Rafting Authority Tourism Enhancement Fund (TEF)

Tourism Product Development Company (TPDCo)

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28 Office of the Cabinet Revised March 2018

MINISTRY OF TOURISM MINISTER: Hon. Edmund Bartlett, CD, MP

PERMANENT SECRETARY: Mrs. Jennifer Griffith

SUBJECTS Tourism Policy Tourism Marketing and Promotion, including Cruise Tourism Tourism Product Travel Agencies Spas and Baths

Tourism Enhancement Act Timeshare Vacations Water Sports DEPARTMENTS Bath Fountain of St. Thomas the Apostle Devon House Development Company Jamaica Tourist Board (JTB) Jamaica Vacations Limited (JAMVAC) Milk River Hotel and Spa Montego Bay Convention Centre (MBCC)

River Rafting Authority Tourism Enhancement Fund (TEF)

Tourism Product Development Company (TPDCo)

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ABOUT The Business Employee Support and Transfer of Cash (BEST Cash) Programme will provide temporary cash transfers to registered businesses operating within the tourism industry who are registered with the Tourism Product Development Company (TPDCO) based on the number of workers they keep employed who are at or under the income tax threshold of $1.5 million per annum.

APPLICATION PROCESS Businesses will be able to apply online beginning April 9, 2020 via the www.wecare.gov.jm  portal (on a computer or mobile phone). In addition to other necessary data, businesses will be required to provide name, address, Bank account information to facilitate payment, TRN of the business in addition to the number of employees retained who have taxable income less than or equal to $1.5 million.

is registered with TPDCO; is registered with Tax Administration Jamaica (TAJ) as having at least 1 employee; files payroll returns for April, May, and June evidencing the number of persons employed and verifiable via the submission of a revised S01 form in the RAIS Tax Administration System.

ELIGIBILITY Businesses will qualify for BEST Cash if the business

BENEFITS Businesses who apply and qualify will receive $9,000 per fortnight for each employee retained on their payroll who has taxable income less than or equal to $1.5 million, as confirmed by TAJ. Payments will be made monthly for the months of April, May and June 2020 directly to the business’ bank account.

WE CARE

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ABOUT The Covid General Grant of a  one- time amount of $25,000 will be available to barbers, hairdressers, beauty therapists, cosmetologists, market vendors, taxi and bus operators (i.e. PPV licensees) who are registered with a Municipal or Transport Authority by April 30, 2020.  The Covid General Grant of a  one- time amount of $40,000 will be available to bar and night club operators who are registered with a Municipal Authority by April 30, 2020. The Covid General Grant of a  one- time amount of $40,000 will be available to craft vendors, JUTA, MAXI and JCAL operators who are registered with the Tourism Product Development Company by April 30, 2020.

APPLICATION PROCESS Persons in the above occupational categories will be able to apply online beginning April 9, 2020 via the  www.wecare.gov.jm  portal (on a computer or mobile phone). In addition to other necessary data, businesses will be required to provide name, TRN, address, registration or license number and bank account information to facilitate payment.

For barbers, hairdressers, beauty therapists, and cosmetologists: evidence of being licensed or registered with a Municipal Authority at any time over the last two years April 1, 2018 – April 30, 2020. For taxi and bus operators (i.e. PPV licensees): registration with the Transport Authority by April 30, 2020.  For bar and night club operators: registration with a Municipal Authority by April 30, 2020.  For craft vendors, as well as JUTA, MAXI and JCAL operators: registration with the Tourism Product Development Company by April 30, 2020.

ELIGIBILITY

BENEFITS Barbers, hairdressers, beauty therapists, cosmetologists, taxi operators, bus operators and market vendors who apply and qualify will receive a one-time Covid- 19 General Grant of $25,000.  Bar operators and night club operators who apply and qualify will receive a one-time Covid-19 General Grant of $40,000.  Craft vendors, JUTA, MAXI and JCAL operators who apply and qualify will receive a one-time Covid-19 General Grant of $40,000.

WE CARE

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Office of the Cabinet 29

Revised 25 March 2019

MINISTRY OF TOURISM MINISTER: Hon. Edmund Bartlett, CD, MP

PERMANENT SECRETARY: Mrs. Jennifer Griffith

SUBJECTS Spas and Baths

Timeshare Vacations Tourism Enhancement Act

Tourism Marketing and Promotion, including cruise tourism Tourism Policy Tourism Product Travel Agencies

Water Sports DEPARTMENTS Bath Fountain of St. Thomas the Apostle Devon House Development Company (DHDC) Jamaica Tourist Board (JTB) Jamaica Vacations Limited (JAMVAC) Milk River Hotel and Spa Montego Bay Conference Centre (MBCC)

River Rafting Authority Tourism Enhancement Fund (TEF)

Tourism Product Development Company (TPDCo)

...
June 12, 2021


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