Ernest Hilaire has been sworn in as the brand new minister of tourism for St Lucia following a change of presidency on the Caribbean island.
A former Saint Lucian diplomat, he represents the Castries South constituency in the home of meeting for the newly elected Saint Lucia Labour Party.
As a part of his quick order of enterprise, the minister stated he would convene conferences with the tourism sector to incorporate the ministry of tourism, Saint Lucia Tourism Authority and personal sector organisations.
The goal could be to realize visibility on the present plans for the trade because it recovers from Covid-19.
These conferences will present significant perception and can be sure that the technique set forth for selling Saint Lucia is one which positions the vacation spot for full restoration and sustainable progress.
Speaking on his appointment to the cupboard of ministers, Hilaire stated: “Tourism is without doubt one of the important financial drivers of the Saint Lucian financial system which strengthens our provide chain, promotes financial improvement, and creates important employment.
“Therefore, given my experience, coupled with the amalgamation of my portfolios which function interconnectedly with our tourism product, I look forward to serving wholeheartedly, with focus on further bolstering the tourism sector and placing people at the centre of the sector.”
Hilaire served Saint Lucia as excessive commissioner to the United Kingdom from 2012-2016 and added to his political expertise are areas of sports activities, administration and worldwide relations.
He has a observe document in cricket administration and served because the chief government officer of the West Indies Cricket Board.
Hilaire replaces Dominic Fedee, who held the position of tourism minister from 2016 till earlier this 12 months.