Farewell to a leader: Colin Piper steps down as CEO/Director of Tourism of Discover Dominica Authority

Colin Piper

After fifteen years as CEO/Director of Tourism, Mr. Colin Piper will step down from his role at the Discover Dominica Authority, effective May 5th, 2024.

Reflecting on his time as CEO/Director of Tourism, Mr. Piper remarked, “I am grateful for the support extended to me by the Board of Directors, the Ministry of Tourism, and the Government of Dominica throughout my 15-year tenure. The collaborative efforts and shared commitment to the success of our destination have resulted in numerous accomplishments, and I am confident that the Authority is well poised to achieve even greater milestones in the future.”

Mr. Piper has been pivotal in navigating the tourism sector through significant challenges, including natural disasters and global crises such as the COVID-19 pandemic.

As Mr. Piper transitions out of his role, the Ministry of Tourism, The Discover Dominica Authority, and the Dominica Festivals Committee jointly extend their heartfelt appreciation for his years of dedicated service and significant contributions. They additionally convey their best wishes for his future pursuits.

Further announcements regarding the transition of leadership within the Discover Dominica Authority will follow in due course. The Authority remains committed to its pursuit of excellence in promoting and enhancing Dominica’s tourism offerings.

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10 Comments

  1. Petes
    February 20, 2024

    He was one of Skerrits faithful clowns. An utter incompetent individual

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  2. BMB
    February 20, 2024

    Glad to see you go. You are the most boring person I’ve ever had to sit and listen to. Your voice and words cannot encouraged ANYONE. Listening to you on the radio or TV over the years was like someone giving an obituary….! Antoine Lavoisier, a French chemist, once said, “Matter cannot be destroyed”. So, like every individual from a non-functional/government-backed position, I have no doubt that you’ll do like any common ‘yard cat’ and land on your feet somewhere else.

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  3. Vincent Philbert
    February 19, 2024

    Colin Piper was tapped to take us over the finishing line with the 5th WCMF after the sudden death of Eddie Toulon a few weeks before the event. He was a member of the organizing committee DFC. With a strong supporting cast of highly motivated and dedicated colleagues he understood the assignment and delivered, before the baton was passed to Jeffrey Brisbane the following year. Colin brought his private sector background, youthful energy and experience in international markets to bear in the execution of the event. Under his strong advocacy Creole in the Park, was first held that year at Peebles Park and this activity laid the groundwork for the introduction of Creole B’ord La Mer at Potters ville savannah all with the aim of increasing spending opportunities and the multiplier effect from WCMF. I tip my hat in appreciation for his service at a turning point of the festival. and thank him for his contribution.

  4. Danny Pierre
    February 17, 2024

    Piper has always been disconnected with the reality on the ground especially concerning event productions, He would travel to regional festivals and try to model Dominica’s own arround what he see in those regional events. Has he been to Glastonbuyr festival, Cochella Festival? No, Most likely does not even know about them.
    Insider deals was another failure of his.

    If I was in the ministry’s position for hiring a new replacement, it should be done on a yearly contractual arrangement. Create a sense of competition in the organisation.

    Danny

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  5. william
    February 16, 2024

    What goes around comes around Masa piper! you oppressed nuff people. You caused many to shed tears. you took bread away from people mouth. Piper your time had to come. you bullied nuff people Masa. You acted like a colonial Pi. you thought you was untouchable. your arrogance! you squeezed many a people. you suppressed many a dream. Good riddance Masa! Hope you do not face the same fire you brought down on many. Go run “BOLIN”. No more easy/Free money for brade H. hope brade book and sell big artists. in 15 years you received billions of dollars that only BOLIN can account for. you did well while pressing others…. yes masa every road have a bend.

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  6. Bwa-Banday
    February 16, 2024

    Good riddance to incompetence! 15 wasted years at the helm of what should have been the cream of the crop when in comes to Caribbean tourism and entertainment. Please don’t let the door catch you in the rear end on your exit. Now I hope Mrs. Cradle Snatcher finds a better beff pounder and coffee maker to replace you. After all, in Dca this DLP administration thrives on mediocrity.

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  7. Red
    February 16, 2024

    Mr.piper….by now u must be fed-up with those who are unqualified and want to give you direction….I believe u did well ….under those dumb and dumber government

  8. Dominicans
    February 16, 2024

    one of the best news ever received in 20 years. one of the most incompetent Directors in Dominica. A blessing to Dominica. A man with no vision. the next to happen is to get rid of the incompetent PM, Minister of NS, Act Police Comissioner, Minister of Tourism etc. The worst Governance and Country management ever in Dominica existence. These leaders has disgrace Dominica. Dominica is honored to see your departure sir. I hope you will be of better use some place else

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  9. Hello
    February 16, 2024

    FIFTEEN YEARS? You should have a huge number of achievement, but i have read ZERO!
    The tourism sector will continue to suffer, because it is replete with square pegs in round holes. Is Denise Charles the best Dominica can have as tourism minister? Look at how unsightly the bay is. Roseau is an eyesore, i feel ashame when tourists walk through Roseau. A tourist asked me on Valley Road (he was standing on half a sidewalk close to a burnt building), how close is he to Botanical Gardens. During the brief conversation, i told him i am a Grenadian, not Dominican! That’s how doggone bad i felt. His wife almost landed into an oncoming vehicle. No side walks. Roseau smelling “PESAR”. Watch the state of roads leading to our natural sites. Those key players in the tourism sector should be sent home. This country is terribly bad..It honours mediocrity and criticizes professionalism.

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    • Enough is enough
      February 19, 2024

      simple question: how much stay over visitor we had per year when you took the job …and how much we have today?

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