House passes Shipping (Amendment) Act

Robert Montague
The Shipping (Amendment) Act, which is designed to make better provisions for standards in the merchant shipping industry nationally and internationally, was passed in the House of Representatives on Tuesday.
Transport Minister Robert Montague, who piloted the Bill, said the proposed amendments are aimed at securing the rights of seafarers.
Mr. Montague said this will benefit 10,000 Jamaicans who work onboard ships, including those in the hospitality sector. 
"This piece of legislation will enable Jamaica as an active member of the international community and a leader in the maritime industry to meet and honour our obligations under the Maritime Convention," he told the House.  

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