Caribbean Tourism Organization Mourns Loss of WIADCA President

Place Holder (West Indian American Day Carnival Association)

The Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) is grieving the sudden loss of William “Bill” Howard, the president of the West Indian American Day Carnival Association (WIADCA).

The CTO says Howard was committed to helping the Caribbean American community and dedicated to the development of the West Indian Day Carnival, a pride festival that’s designed to give its millions of participants a taste of the Caribbean. It is also meant to be an event of nostalgia and creativity for members of the Caribbean Diaspora. The CTO is appreciative of Howard’s efforts to improve the cultural, educational and leadership opportunities for Caribbean people.

Under his management, the CTO and WIADCA established a productive working relationship, which the CTO says will continue in his memory.

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The group said in a written statement, "On behalf of the Chairman and the Council of Ministers, the Board of Directors, Staff and entire membership of the CTO, we offer condolences to Bill’s family and loved ones, and to WIADCA, the organisation to which he devoted his considerable talent and expertise. His contribution will be sorely missed. Our prayers are with his family at this difficult time."

The CTO’s headquarters is located in Barbados. The organization also has other offices in New York and London and representation in Canada. Their goal is to elevate the Caribbean as a most desirable destination.

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