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#489921 - 04/25/14 05:48 AM BTB's New Chairman is Former Fin. Sec.
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The Belize Tourism Board, has a new high profile chairman. She is Dr Carla Barnett who's returning from a post as Vice President of the Caribbean Development Bank. She will lead an almost fully re-constituted board which had an introductory meeting yesterday. The board includes new members Rosendo Chendo Urbina, representing the north, Glenn Eiley representing the south, Doug Thompson who represents the Hotel Association, Herbert Haylock form the Belize Tourism Industry Association, Christy Mastry who directed the sustainable tourism project, Jamael Babb who has a law degree, CEO Tracy Taegar Panton, and long time members from Belize Rural South, Gach Guerrero who represents the airline sector, Neil Bradley who represents the Cayes and outer islands, and Acting Chairman Einer Gomez who will remain as Vice Chairman.

The Barnett appointment is seen as another appointment straight out of Cabinet to try and provide some strong fiscally oriented governance after the BTB ran into a deficit last year – one which the Board's finance committee had to know about.

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#489984 - 04/26/14 06:31 AM Re: BTB's New Chairman is Former Fin. Sec. [Re: Marty]
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New directors appointed to the Board of BTB

A new Board of Directors for the Belize Tourism Board has been named.

A statement from the Ministry of Tourism announced today that the new board, whose mandate is effective Wednesday, April 23 and ending in 2016, is headed by Acting Chairman Einer Gomez, who is the General Manager of Ramon’s Village Resort.

The substantive Chairman designate is Dr. Carla Barnett; but her appointment, according to the official announcement “will not take effect until later this year when she has completed her current assignment at the Caribbean Development Bank.”

The other members of the new BTB board are: Herbert Haylock, Belize Tourism Industry Association Representative; Doug Thompson, Belize Hotel Association Representative; Gaspar Guerrero, Local Airline Sector Representative; Neil Bradley, Cayes & Outer Islands Representative; Glen Eiley, Southern Region Representative; Rosendo Urbina Sr., Northern Region Representative; Gamayel Babb, Legal Expertise; Christy Mastry, Project Management and Planning and Tracy Panton, CEO, Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Civil Aviation.

Minister of Tourism Manuel Heredia, Junior is quoted in the official release as saying “we welcome Mr. Gomez and the other Members to the BTB’s Board of Directors and look forward to working with them to lead the BTB.”

The new board, according to Minister Heredia will work in collaboration with the Ministry of Tourism towards “fostering long-term growth, this leadership is well-positioned to strengthen the institution and ensure meaningful stakeholder engagement.”


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