President of the Dominica Hotel and Tourism Association (DHTA), Jonathan Vidal, has resigned mere months after he was elected.
Vidal, who was elected as President in November 2013, has cited “circumstances beyond my control” as the reason for his resignation.
He did not elaborate.
In an interview with Dominica News Online on Monday, Vidal explained that he resigned on February 6th, 2014 and the fate of the DHTA now lies in the hands of the rest of the board members.
“I don’t know if anybody is acting in the position right now but I would expect the Vice President to step in,” he said.
Renee Whitchurch Aird- Douglas currently holds the position of Vice President of the DHTA.
When asked if any of the plans which he set out for the DHTA had begun, Vidal stated, “not really because I said before I had not met the body and it was difficult for us to figure where we were going, and it was not a one man show, so I could not decide on my own what we were doing.”
He noted however that he will remain on the association as a member but is no longer interested in serving on the board.
Vidal, who is a senior tour operator, received 20 votes at DHTA’s Annual General Meeting in November.
This was his fourth time serving as president of the association.