Saturday 5 December, 2020

St Kitts providing safe harbour to 2 Royal Caribbean cruise ships

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The Government of Saint Kitts and Nevis has granted permission to two cruise ships to dock at Port Zante for safe harbour.

According to Chair of the National COVID-19 Task Force, Abdias Samuel, the two ships- Grandeur of the Seas and Rhapsody of the Seas- could arrive as early as next week.

He said the decision to offer safe harbour was reached after consultation with key stakeholders and the Cabinet.
 
Responding to concerns, Samuel said crew members onboard the vessels will not be allowed to disembark.

"The vessels will be provisioned under strict protocols that have been set by our National COVID-19 Task Force and other stakeholders."

Mr Samuel urged the public to remain calm and gave the assurance that the government has as its main priority the safety of all citizens and residents.

He said: “I am appealing to citizens for calm as there is no way, shape, or form we would jeopardize the gains we have made in keeping St. Kitts and Nevis safe. So, please understand that this is part and parcel of us opening up our borders in a very safe way and creating that balance between keeping us safe and economic activity."

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