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Tourism Thrives in Jamaica Despite Violence, Officials Say

26/05/2010 13:07

Tourism in Jamaica continues to flourish despite drug-fueled violence that is ravaging the island nation's capital city, officials told


John Lynch, director of the Jamaican Tourism Board, said the violence that has left as many as 30 dead in Kingston had "not yet" affected bookings in the country's four main resort areas: Montego Bay, Negril, Ocho Rios and Port Antonio.


"Currently, our hotels are pretty full," Lynch told from the tourism board's Miami office. "The incidents are happening in and around Kingston. But it's going to affect business if it continues."


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