Jumby Bay Island Resort Antigua was hailed an exemplary corporate citizen by the Government of Antigua and Barbuda for their support in helping the country and their employees in the fight the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Jumby Bay Fund and Homeowners donated more than EC$1 million worth of supplies, a medical compressor and vacuum system to the new Antigua Infectious Disease Facility. The fund also delivered 1,004 food parcels to less fortunate families on island, that is, 1% of the local population. Wayne Kafcsak, CEO of Jumby Bay Island Company Ltd said that each parcel contained food for 28 days. Twenty-seven volunteers were involved in the project.
To safeguard their employees, the Resort has adjusted work schedules and is paying employees who are not required to work a fortnightly grant until October 2020. The company will also pay their health insurance premiums.
“These efforts ensure not just the sustainability of its human resource assets but the viability of the Antiguan and Barbudan tourism industry overall. We salute you and urge other corporate entities to do the same,” said the Minister of Tourism, the Hon. Charles Ferdinand.