Above: St Kitts and Nevis Tourism Minister and outgoing CTO Chair Ricky Skerritt and new CTO leader Beverly Nicholson-Doty
By the Caribbean Journal staff
The US Virgin Islands and USVI Commissioner of Tourism Beverly Nicholson-Doty have been elected as the next chair of the Caribbean Tourism Organization.
Nicholson-Doty, who was elected unopposed, replaces St Kitts and Nevis Tourism Minister Sen. Ricky Skerritt as the next chairman of the body’s Council of Ministers and Commissioners of Tourism.
She has appointed Chantal Figueroa as Deputy Commissioner, in keeping with the CTO Constitution.
Five vice chairs will also be serving on the Executive Committee of the CTO’s Board of Directors: St Maarten, Martinique, St Lucia, Trinidad and Tobago and Bermuda.
The board will be completed with members from the private sector.
The constitution of the CTO, which is headquartered in Barbados and has offices in New York and London, mandates elections every two years.