Tourism Emergency Operations Centre (TEOC) Activated as Hurricane Beryl Nears

The Jamaica Ministry of Tourism has activated the Tourism Emergency Operations Centre (TEOC) in preparation for the passage of Hurricane Beryl

The TEOC serves as the central hub for coordinating emergency response and recovery efforts within the tourism sector. The TEOC is located at the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel and was officially activated at midday today (July 2).

“I have met key industry partners to ensure that all necessary precautions are being taken,” said Minister of Tourism, Hon. Edmund Bartlett. Minister Bartlett continued: “The safety of our residents and visitors remains our top priority. We urge everyone to remain vigilant and follow the instructions of ODPEM’s National Emergency Operations Centre (NEOC) to ensure the protection of life and property.”

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The TEOC will serve as the central communication point for the tourism sector, providing official information and updates on the hurricane’s progress and any potential challenges posed by the weather system in relation to tourism facilities. The TEOC will also work closely with the NEOC to coordinate requests for assistance and ensure a swift recovery from any storm-related impact.

The Minister outlined that “the primary purpose of the TEOC is to perform four key functions, information collection, analysis and dissemination; coordination; communication; and resource requesting and tracking.” He stressed that “the TEOC is the official source of information for the tourism sector as we seek to assist our tourism partners and safeguard the industry.”  

“Jamaica has a proven track record of resilience in the face of challenges. We are confident that by working together, we can minimize any disruption caused by Hurricane Beryl and ensure the continued success and growth of the tourism industry,” noted Minister Bartlett. 

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