SAN JUAN -- The top slot at the Puerto Rico Tourism Co. is once
Five months after being named by Gov. Sila Calderon to head
PRTC, Jorge Pesquera's nomination was voted down by the governor's
own Popular Democratic party majority in the Puerto Rican
Cantero Frau, economic development and commerce secretary, was
named as interim director of PRTC while a search for a permanent
head takes place.
Pesquera, who has 25 years' experience in the tourism industry,
was reappointed to his old job as executive director of the Puerto
Rico Convention Bureau.
The destination's new convention center is slated to open in San
Juan in 2004.