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New BTA board in place

CAROL MARTINDALE, [email protected]

New BTA board in place

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The Barbados Tourism Authority (BTA) has a new board.
Minister of Tourism Richard  Sealy today  announced the names of  the new board members who will serve for the next two years.
They are Adrian Elcock, Chairman; Austin Husbands, Deputy Chairman; Denis Roach;  Alvin Jemmott, Dr. Kerry Hall; Steve Alleyne; Nicholas Brancker ; Verla Depeiza; The President of the Barbados Hotel Association or his nominee; A representative of the Barbados Workers Union; The Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Tourism or his nominee.
Sealy thanked the outgoing board of directors for their dedication to Barbados’ tourism product.
The outgoing members from the last Board, Ralph Taylor; Senator Peter Gilkes and Michael Yearwood, were recognized by the Minister for their leadership in guiding the industry during the severest global recession in recent memory.
“They brought outstanding skills and insight to the mammoth task of maintaining and expanding our vital hospitality sector in very difficult times,” said Sealy.
The minister said he expects the new board to build on the solid and tireless work done by their predecessors. (PR/CM)