Caribbean Tourism Organization Chooses New Chairman and Vice Chairmen

Philip J. Pierre, St. Lucia's minister of tourism, has been elected chairman of the Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO). He was elected at the 46th meeting of the CTO Board of Directors during the annual Caribbean Tourism Conference (CTC-29) taking place in the Bahamas. The Hon. Pamela C. Richards, Commissioner of Tourism for the U.S. Virgin Islands, and CTO Chairman for the past two years, turned the gavel over on Sunday, Oct. 22, to Minister Pierre to conclude the Board of Directors meeting. Four other officials were elected to positions of Vice Chairman for the 2007–08 period including: First Vice Chairman: The Hon. Harold Lovell, Antigua & Barbuda Minister of Tourism & Civil Aviation; Second Vice Chairman: The Hon. Aloun N'Dombet Assamba, Jamaica Minister of Tourism, Entertainment and Culture; Third Vice Chairman: The Hon. Richard Skerritt, St. Kitts & Nevis Minister of State for Tourism, Sports, and Culture; Fourth Vice Chairman: The Hon. Brenda Hood, Grenada Minister of Tourism, Civil Aviation & Performing Arts.

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