Sandals Resorts International has announced its intention to gift 300 health-care workers across the region with complimentary two-night stays at its award-winning, all-inclusive resorts.
The gesture, according to the company’s Executive Chairman Adam Stewart, is in recognition of the selfless efforts of health-care workers who continue to exhibit admirable bravery and make tremendous sacrifices in the face of what is already a year-long fight.
“Our health-care workers have been our heroes throughout this pandemic. This has been an extremely difficult year for everyone, but our heroes on the front lines and our health-care workers in particular have demonstrated a level of perseverance and commitment that is awe-inspiring,” Stewart said in a release.
“This is our way of saying thank you and showing our appreciation for what we know has been a very difficult time. These vacations are well-deserved and we can’t wait to roll out the red carpet and pamper our heroes at our luxury-included resorts,” added Stewart.
The resort company said it will work closely with the ministries of health in the seven islands where it operates to identify the beneficiaries of its latest act of generosity, starting in Jamaica where the company is working with the Ministry of Health and Wellness’s Staff Welfare Programmes Department to award the vacation packages.
Health-care workers in Antigua, Barbados, The Bahamas, Grenada, Saint Lucia, and The Turks and Caicos Islands are also set to receive complimentary vacations.
Yesterday, Jamaica’s Health and Wellness Minister Dr Christopher Tufton, as well as Medical Association of Jamaica (MAJ) President Dr Andrew Manning, welcomed the gesture.
“It’s good to see all hands on deck in the COVID response. Sandals continues to be a good corporate citizen. I salute them for their efforts and hope others will follow,” Dr Tufton said.