Dominica’s tourism minister attends high-level meeting in Cayman

Denise Charles (left) with two other participants at the conference

Dominica’s tourism minister, Denise Charles, is in the Cayman Islands, attending a high-level Ministers of Tourism Meeting there, which brings together top performers in the sector.

From now until September 15, the Cayman Islands Department of Tourism is bringing together senior aviation executives, government leaders, and media to discuss opportunities and challenges in the Caribbean and identify ways of rebuilding a more competitive air sector in a post-COVID world.

The week’s program also includes insight from the CTO’s business meetings and the Caribbean Tourism Youth Congress updates.

Journalists flew into Grand Cayman on Sunday arriving at Owen Roberts International Airport, where flags were flying half-mast out of respect for the recent passing of Queen Elizabeth II.

Monday, a day-long press conference took place, giving tourism ministers from Caribbean destinations a platform to share key destination updates.

Apart from the Cayman Islands, the Bahamas, Turks and Caicos, Saint Lucia, Belize, and Grenada are among the many nations participating in the briefings.

Topics of the week will range from sustainability to multi-destination tourism to infrastructure investments to best practices for reducing aviation-related fees and taxes.

In between speeches and panel discussions, the media in attendance will explore some of the Cayman Islands’ best tourism assets, from its crystal caves and botanical parks to historic sites, like Pedro St. James, to its popular stingray boat tour.

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23 Comments

  1. Beta
    September 17, 2022

    Maybe she travelled there to check on Skerrits private bank accounts and open one for herself. Never ever underestimate the shadiness of these people. It sometimes makes me sick.

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  2. September 15, 2022

    Is that the same little girl who sad in Parliament the other day that she’s going to ” give Skerit a doctorate ” just like that.
    So daft.
    Upon returning we should demand a press conference, tell us what you achieved, or just went for plane rides as customary with this
    SO CALLED GOVERNMENT.

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    • Gary
      September 16, 2022

      You guys are funny with the comments you make, lol. Why are you creating demands to appease your political partisan political beliefs, that is what I call funny about your comment, wonder if you would do the same if your Political Party of choice would be in Government.

      I would not judge The Minister trip on a press conference by what she says, but a wait and see approach as to what happens
      down the road to see if such meeting brought any significant increase of visitors to Dominica. Do you think the Minister can sit in her office by engaging the relevant stakeholders if we need to improve our tourism industry, don’t you see the other Countries participating in such conference, what that tells you. Why are you quick to make such judgements without understanding simple to
      satisfy partisan politics with your remarks.

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      • Lawyer
        September 19, 2022

        20+ this useless regime is in power and they haven’t got anything to show for it (don’t you dare and even mention those homes that were constructed for Labour supporters only). Why do you ask us to give them more time to judge them. Look at Mauritius, the Maldives and the Seychelles. Where were they 20 years ago? On par with Dominica. Look at them now. They have sprawling tourism industries and every citizen is part of it. Of course one thing they don’t have, CORRUPTION! But something their governments do have: enthusiasm, vision and a willingness to succeed for the benefit of ALL! How about that, Mary. Now get out of here and hang your head in shame. Spin master for the Skerrit regime.

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        • September 21, 2022

          Wait when you get some CBI passport money to face-lift your office, then you will begin to see improvements, beginning on your shoddy building.

          • Marie
            September 22, 2022

            Is that really the best you could come up with? Ask the citizens of DA to wait even longer for miracles that will never happen under this CM. You are a false prophet, as is your master.

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  3. September 15, 2022

    That is the thing with these UWP JAH KAS.ES,always negative.Just yesterday,Barbados Prime Minister Mia Mottley exposed those aholes as house NIG.Trying to bring their country down in exchange for crumbs from their white slave masters.Crooks and Traitors.Mia Mottley was at the US House of Representative,speaking to the Financial Services Committee in Washington DC.She made a passionate plea on behalf of caibbean countries and the pressure put unjustly on them in the banking sector.In Dominica we have a bunch of JAH KAS.ES rejoicing at the unjust wickedness put on us by the FSC.I am sure the lazy,wicked and uninformed UWP and supporters,even know about the V P of Wells Fargo and Mia Motley.In that plea Mottley exposed Thompson Fontaine and supporters of UWP as crooks and traitors.These UWP traitors don’t care about LIVELIHOOD AT RISK.We will never win an election,so we will starve the people.

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  4. Toto
    September 15, 2022

    Hmmm interesting. The Cayman Islands are also the 6th. largest offshore finance centre in the world and I distinctly remember our Baroness Scotland was appointed a member of their Judicial and Legal Services Commission serving up to the middle of 2015. it was a paid position if my memory serves me right. I not saying she or Denise doing anything wrong but still I wonder what is the real purpose of her visit there knowing how close she is to our Dr. Skerrit. Sorry to be suspicious but misters behaviour over the years have made me so.

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  5. Me
    September 14, 2022

    Typical example of the Peter zprinciple.

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  6. Donkey Molly
    September 14, 2022

    My expectations are that the Honorable Denise Charles, Minister of Tourism, International Transport, and Maritime Initiatives will answer Honorable Lennox Linton’s question on how much money is earmarked in the national budget for the much talked about Donkey Molley International Airport. And answer the Cottage people question about who is really going to build the rotweiler pitpull marina in the Cabrits Swamp, and Canefield people want to know where in Canefield the blank moorings cruise ship village will be build; north, east, south or west… :lol: :lol: :lol:

  7. Truth Be Told
    September 14, 2022

    I feel so sorry for this girl. They keep putting her in situations way out of her league and depth where she only embarasses herself and Dominica! I guess the Government is a reflection of the people who elected them.
    So many bright and intelligent Dominicans out there building other people countries and here in Dominica we get the kakarat playing government! They cannot speak, no articulation, no poise, no grace, no class, no sense of decorum, no knowledge of protocol, just the kwass!

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    • If we knew better
      September 15, 2022

      THEY KEEP PUTTING HER???? Mamzelle that like to push herself in things that dont concern her to try and impress her PM. She cannot even understand what her own ministry is supposed to do yet, but she insisting that small business be under her ministry. and that is just the start.

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  8. Zam
    September 14, 2022

    Yeah man in Cayman, Cayman is true yes its true…
    Frankly speaking, this young lady is down right incompetent and forever singing for her supper. She is gonna go in Cayman, and read speeches. Its time for Pm Skeritt to get rid of dem allll.

  9. September 13, 2022

    What Tourism impact can this high level meeting has on Dominica’s tourism industry? I would suggest only further and deeper demise. Tourism is a competitive industry and every country boost up their incentives to attract more tourists. Dominica has nothing, absolutely nothing to boost. Its the same old outdated attractions. Under this tourism minister’s government nothing is happening. Nothing. En yen. Waste of taxpayers money.

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  10. Ibo France
    September 13, 2022

    Millions of tax payers’ money are being spent weekly on overseas adventures by Roosevelt and members of potbelly enterprise.

    The problem is that all these frequent flyers come back empty handed. If they learn anything new, nothing novel is implemented.

    DNO is immediate in announcing these adventurers’ outings, but does no follow-ups to bring these people to account.

    “Until the lion learns how to write, every story will glorify the hunter.”

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    • Gary
      September 17, 2022

      Millions of taxpayers, money are being spent weekly on overseas adventures by Roosevelt and members of potbelly enterprise, lol, really, Ibo France the fanatic political operative says so it is the truth. When you make silly and nonsensical statements about DNO announcing these adventurers and outings, but does no follow-ups to bring these people to account, I wonder if you really think about what drives you to exhibit be such a chronic behavior. If DNO did not announce what you believe as adventures of the Government, what would you do with your daily time sitting at the computer with your idle mischievous mind, is’n’t that what you like, so you can come on this forum and make ludicrous comments without any evidence. The people have elected a Government, and it is working for them. Ask yourself why are there other Government representatives from other Countries at this conference, is it not important to them, so do we have to be left out not attend, so long

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    • Gary
      September 17, 2022

      When you say,“Until the lion learns how to write, every story will glorify the hunter.” I’m sure you know what introspection is, well you need to practice it before you made such statement, and by the way Lions do not have to learn to write, so long for your nonsensical propaganda.

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      • Bobby
        September 19, 2022

        Get out of here, you Tart. I told you already.

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  11. max
    September 13, 2022

    a bit of a worry. like hearing yout 3 year old is playing with teenagers in the next village.

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  12. Puss in Boots
    September 13, 2022

    But what meaningful contribution can Dennis Charles make to a meeting nou? Not that there is anyone better in the Skerrit cabal because all of them are a waste of time and taxpayers money. As bad as Melissa Skerrit is I even feel she would be a better tourism minister than mamsel. But then again Skerrit prefers to have Melissa on island so when his pullet ministers are out of state he too can find a reason to be out of town

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  13. Ask Mel
    September 13, 2022

    Hm don’t be surprised to hear Skerrit himself in the Cayman Island or some neighboring island to have his special kind of meeting with Dennis Charles. Well Skerrit might be scared of going anywhere close to a US territory so they might have their meeting Barbados

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    • lol
      September 15, 2022

      Amen. I say is me alone that had similar thoughts

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