Bermuda Names New Minister of Business Development, Tourism

The Premier of Bermuda Paula A. Cox has appointed the Patrice K. Minors as Bermuda’s new minister of business development and tourism.

Minors will be tasked with heading the development and growth of the Island’s existing twin economic pillars: international business and tourism.

The cabinet appointment was announced last week by Cox, who herself recently assumed the role of premier following the resignation of Ewart F. Brown, former premier and minister of tourism and transport.
Minors, who spent the better portion of last week meeting with key industry stakeholders, said she is “absolutely thrilled” with the new appointment.

Minors said the pillar of tourism is a critical one. And she confirmed her unwavering commitment to ensuring that Bermuda’s place in the forefront of the global tourism industry remains a high priority.

Minors brings a wealth of knowledge of and experience in the international business sector with her most recent being that of assistant vice president of trust services at Butterfield Bank.

A member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners, she has served on several boards, including as deputy chairperson of the Bermuda College Board of Trustees, the Bermuda Small Business Development Corporation Board and as chairperson of the Immigration Board.

She is also a past president of Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Bermuda and was voted “Big Sister of the Year” in 1998.