The Government of Jamaica remains committed to the ongoing and sustainable development of the entertainment industry as a national priority, said Minister of State for Tourism and Entertainment, Hon. Damion Crawford.
Mr. Crawford, who was making his contribution to the 2012/13 Sectoral Debate in the House of Representatives on Tuesday (July 17), said education and entertainment have a crucial role to play in propelling Jamaica on the path to progress.
"Likewise, enhancing the training and education of our entertainers will significantly boost the output and competitiveness of our entertainment industry," he stated.
Mr. Crawford said he believed that, such a move, along with better marketing, proper regulation and the strengthening of the link between entertainment and tourism will lead to the revitalisation of the entertainment sector.
"This will require the unshakable partnership between the private and public sectors as we seek to foster the industry’s growth and ensure greater benefits for members of the entertainment fraternity and the society at large,” he remarked.
Mr. Crawford encouraged all Jamaicans “to work together to ensure that the sector is placed on a solid foundation and becomes an effective tool for progress”.
By Athaliah Reynolds-Baker, JIS Reporter