The Bahamas minister of tourism, Obie Wilchcombe, has been
elected chairman of the Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO). He will serve a
The election took place Sept. 15 at the organization’s
annual general meeting in Barbados.
Wilchcombe succeeds Richard Sealy, Barbados’ minister of
“I intend to build upon what [Richard Sealy] began and I
also intend to build on the relationship with the private sector. The CTO is
the body that provides equity and we can; and the way is to speak with the same
voice. We also have to deal with the issue of inter-regional travel,“
It is Wilchcombe’s second stint as chairman, having previously
been elected to the position in 2002.