Director of Tourism Ms Pilar Bush has resigned her post.
The announcement that she would vacate her position on 30 June came as Ms Bush and other tourism officials were in London attending the Chelsea Flower Show.
“Since her appointment in 2005, Ms Bush has worked closely with the Ministry of Tourism and the private sector to facilitate tourism recovery efforts in the aftermath of Hurricane Ivan,’ said Mrs. Gloria McField-Nixon, chief officer of the Ministry of Tourism, Environment, Investment and Commerce. ‘Among her notable achievements has been the strengthening of the management team of the Department of Tourism including creating the positions of deputy director of international marketing, deputy director of product and general manager for the US DoT overseeing sales teams in the United States.
‘Ms Bush has established a strong and highly functional unit, which is a testament to her leadership of the department. I wish to commend her for her hard work and commitment as Director of Tourism.”
Ms Bush said, “It has been a privilege to serve as director of Tourism for my country for the past three and a half years and to be part of a talented team of committed tourism professionals in the public and private sector. While this is perhaps one of the most exciting, challenging and fulfilling times to be director of Tourism, this very hard decision has been made in the best interests of my young family.”
Ms McField-Nixon said Deputy Director of International Marketing Mr. Shomari Scott will be appointed acting director. The position of director of Tourism will be advertised in the coming weeks following established protocols.