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Bahamian wins CTO Award

Talent from around the region will be recognised during Caribbean Week New York 2018 organised by the Caribbean Tourism Organization. Among the winners is Joy Jibrilu, Director General of Tourism, Bahamas Ministry of Tourism, who won the Allied Award. (Stock photo)

Monday, June 4, 2018
Monday, June 4, 2018

During Caribbean Week New York 2018 (#CWNY18), the Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) and its Allied Members will bestow special honours on nine industry and business professionals in addition to 12 travel influencers from the media, during its Caribbean Tourism Industry Awards Dinner and Fashion Show.

The event, taking place 7 June at the Wyndham New Yorker (481 Eighth Avenue), is co-sponsored by Jamaica and will feature Haitian-American Marlie Hall, an award-winning broadcast journalist and entrepreneur, and former correspondent for CBS News, as Master of Ceremonies.

“It is with both respect and admiration that we recognize these business and industry icons for their tireless commitments – often beyond the call of duty – to the development of a sustainable Caribbean tourism product,” said Sylma Brown, director, CTO-USA.

Among the winners is Joy Jibrilu, Director General of Tourism, Bahamas Ministry of Tourism, who won the Allied Award.

The following awards will be presented at this year’s ceremony:

  • Allied Award 2018
    Joy Jibrilu, Director General of Tourism, Bahamas Ministry of Tourism
    Johnson JohnRose, Communications Specialist, CTO
  • The Jerry Award
    E. Eaundre Skeete, Senior Business Development Manager, Barbados Tourism Marketing Inc.
  • Special Recognition Award
    Marie Rosa, Vice President of Adams Unlimited
    Joy White, CEO, SkyGlo Travel
  • Award of Excellence
    Brian Major, Travel Journalist & Executive Editor, TravAlliance
    Solomon Herbert, Publisher, Journalist and Photographer, Black Meetings & Tourism
  • Distinguished Caribbean Citizen Award
    Dr. Roy A. Hastick, President and CEO of the Caribbean American Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CACCI)
  • Caribbean Adventure Ambassador Award
    Rowan Garel, 2018 Caribbean Adventure Ambassador
  • CTO Travel Media Awards:
    Winners in the 12 categories of the Media Awards will be announced at the event.

The Central Bank of The Bahamas has published the draft Credit Reporting Regulations, 2018 for information. Central Bank intends to bring the regulations into effect following the selection of the credit bureau service provider.

Bahamas Minister of Tourism and Aviation Dionisio D’Aguilar and a delegation including Director General Joy Jibrilu and other representatives are attending the Caribbean Tourism Organization’s (CTO) Caribbean Week event in New York City this week.

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