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#401547 - 03/03/11 09:27 AM Senior Managers Axed By BTB
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But while that rough spot in the cruise tourism sector has been evened out - for the time being at least - the transition tremors continue at the Tourism Board.

7news has confirmed that two senior managers at the BTB Lloyd Enriquez and Shakira Tsai-OXLEY were terminated today. Tsai, who's been at the Tourism Board for 17 years - and was the Director of Revenue Collection, the Registrar Of Hotels and Time Shares told us that even though no reason was given for her termination - she doesn't believe in acting on emotion or bad mouthing anyone, and so, chose not to comment.

She did say that, quote: "you can never expect stuff like this." It is a sharp downturn for Tsai-Oxley who - one year ago at this time was the Acting Director.

Then, in October, her fortunes started to fall when she was replaced as Director Of Marketing. The other manager who was terminated is Lloyd Enriquez, the director of destination planning. Enriquez who had been at the BTB since 2003, confirmed that he was terminated but said it was premature to discuss the reasons. BTB did not have comment.

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#401549 - 03/03/11 09:27 AM Re: Senior Managers Axed By BTB [Re: Marty]
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2 senior Belize Tourism Board managers fired

Two weeks ago, Santiago Castillo Jr. along with Stanley Longsworth Jr. were both dumped from the executive of the Belize Tourism Board. Castillo’s firing as vice chairman was sensational because he is a U.D.P. strongman and financier and the Longsworth family is also aligned with the party. Well tonight, there is word that two senior managers at the B.T.B. have also been given their walking papers. Shakira Oxley-Tsai, who has been with the Board for the past seventeen years, received her letter this afternoon with no reason given for her dismissal. You would recall that Oxley-Tsai was promoted to the post of Acting Director of Tourism during the interim following the departure of former B.T.B. director Tracey Panton. On Tuesday, Lloyd Enriquez was also fired from his post as Registrar of Hotels. Enriquez’s seat was still warm when Kevin Gonzalez, took over the office. Gonzalez was on consultant contract with the B.T.B. and was the Director of Tourism during the U.D.P.’s previous term in office from 1993-1998. Like Castillo and Longsworth, the dismissal of Oxley-Tsai and Enriquez was not designed to inspire confidence in the industry, nor was their performance under question, instead it appears to be a matter of their loyalty to the B.T.B. Panton included, a total of five top execs have been released from the B.T.B. Also of note is that recently a scam was busted that involved the sale of tour guide licenses. For that another person was fired.

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#401690 - 03/04/11 09:56 AM Re: Senior Managers Axed By BTB [Re: Marty]
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One replacement for fired B.T.B. employees named

The news of further dismissals within the ranks of the Belize Tourism Board spread like wildfire on Wednesday evening when senior managers Shakira Oxley-Tsai and Lloyd Enriquez were both given their marching papers by Director of Tourism, Seleni Matus. The termination of the Registrar of Hotels and the Director of Destination Planning respectively, came on the heels of the firing of Santiago Castillo Jr. and Stanley Longsworth Jr. on February ninth. Kevin Gonzalez was quickly installed to replace Enriquez as manager of Destination Planning while Oxley-Tsai’s post, we understand, remains vacant. But today no one was talking about the reason for the firings. B.T.B. chairlady Mariam Roberson reserved comment on the matter. Oxley-Tsai has served in various capacities at B.T.B. during her seventeen-year tenure. She was elevated to Acting Director of Tourism following the departure of Tracy Panton in December 2009. Enriquez, on the other hand, is regarded among the most knowledgeable in the tourism industry. When asked if consultation with the board of directors was necessary prior to the action being taken Roberson also deferred comment.

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