Grand Turk port to reopen

By Tom Stieghorst
Grand Turk Cruise Center said it will reopen for ship calls in the beginning of next week.

Ships stopped calling in mid-March at the dock and terminal complex developed by Carnival Corp. after an unexplained upswing in cases of gastroenteritis.

In a statement, Grand Turk Cruise Center said a task force of health experts from several cruise lines and public health officials have examined all aspects of the operation, including procedures, systems and equipment.

The task force did not conclusively determine a direct link between the cases of stomach illness and visits to the island, the statement said. Every area of Grand Turk Cruise Center nevertheless has been extensively cleaned and sanitized, it added.

The center normally gets six to eight ship calls a week and accounts for about $250,000 of economic activity a day on Grand Turk, according to a local media report.

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