Basil Smith to Resign as Jamaica Tourism Director

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­It was announced by the Jamaica Tourism Board Friday that Basil Smith will step down as Jamaica’s director of tourism in October, citing personal reasons as to why he will be unable to continue to serve in the role held since 2006. Smith was appointed in November of that year, shortly following the departure of Paul Pennicook. Smith is credited with “making strides in adapting new technologies, utilizing the internet to enhance internal and external communications,” according to a written release. Travel Agent was told that a replacement for Smith has yet to be announced.

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