DSC President elected Chairman of OECS Tourism and Hospitality Task Force

Dr. Peters

Dr. Donald C. Peters, President of the Dominica State College and former CEO of West Indies Cricket Board, has been elected as Chairman of the OECS Tourism and Hospitality Task Force.

The OECS Task Force was created by the Tourism Ministers of the OECS and the Task Force Terms of Reference includes:

•    Upgrading tourism and hospitality education curricula and skills in the OECS, and formulating industry-recognised competency standards and certification procedures that would lead to mutual recognition of skills and qualifications obtained in the OECS region and wider articulation within the CSME; and

•    Establishing an integrated and strengthened hospitality and tourism training system in the OECS, involving the Hospitality and tourism Training Institutes in each of the OECS Member States where they are located, so as to improve the quality and scope of tertiary education and vocational training in hospitality and tourism training in hospitality and tourism across the entire OECS.

The Task Force shall be responsible for:

* Providing policy guidance and direction on the most expedient and effective approach that should be adopted by the OECS region to addressing the issues relating to Human Resource Development in tourism and hospitality;

* Advising on and assist in the further conceptualization and articulation of requirements to guide the establishment of the OECS Centre of Excellence in Tourism and Hospitality Training, with a view to improving the tertiary education and vocational training system for tourism and hospitality in the OECS; and

* Monitoring the process of establishing the OECS Centre of Excellence in Tourism and Hospitality Training to ensure conformity with plans and objectives.

Dr. Donald Peters said he is honoured to be working with such a talented group of professionals from the OECS countries and hopes to reach mutually acceptable outcomes for tourism education and training in the region.

The inaugural meeting was held in St. Lucia on August 25, 2010 and was chaired by Mr. Rodinald Soomer, Head of Macro-economic and Sectoral Policy Unit, OECS Secretariat.

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  1. YES I
    September 5, 2010

    @JIM: that your …. business wii if u doe look 4 urs …

  2. Nudibranch
    September 5, 2010

    I applaud the OECSs decision in naming him to lead the task force but strongly advise, do one job or the other. The State College needs a full time person at the helm. The standards are shambolic.
    Chose where your allegiances lie. You can’t do both, it doesn’t matter who you are.

    • June 12, 2013

      I totally agree with you. Hope the Task Force Chair will deliver something at last. Chairs must not only like to talk, but act with a purpose to achieve desired goals. It is good to see retires already holding major positions accepting others in an effort to help DEVELOP their country and the rest of the Caribbean. Hts off to you Mr. President!!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. Anonymous
    September 3, 2010

    Congrats Dr. Peters, and trust me WHO JAH BLESS NO MAN CURSE. This position will not only help the tourist industry but also the tourism and hospitality department at the DSC. So do not let the negativity keep you from doing what is right. No matter what you do people will always talk, GOOD OR BAD. HATS OFF TO YOU. TAKE ALL THE NEGATIVITY AND TURN THEM INTO POSITIVE. PATIENCE IS A VIRTUE. DSC WILL SOON BE WHAT IT INTENDED TO BE IN THE FIRST PLACE. A PREMIERE INSTITUTION NOT A HIGH SCHOOL.

  4. Oh please
    September 3, 2010

    whta’s wrong with you dominicans? Really?… Some of these comments are just ridiculous. It’s sick!

  5. Nathaniel Peltier
    September 3, 2010

    If he has the right advisors and employee I wish him luck and hope that all works out well for our sake and the sake of the Caribbean. Although I like some of his credentials in Education. I am very concerned about his ability in Tourism. There are many people who think that because the are PhD`s and hold loads of other degrees Tourism is very Easy. This is one of the most vibrant industries in the world.

    Good Luck in your 2 new positions. The both involve a lot dedication and hard work.

  6. Reader
    September 3, 2010

    @Peters Historian: dude, something is seriously wrong with you.

    I am happy for Dr. Peters on his appointment. I think it goes well with his position at the DSC as he will be shaping a curriculum for tourism and hospitality for the region (which – the last time I checked – included Dominica).

    Congratulations Dr. Peters!

  7. Anonymous
    September 3, 2010

    some people are just to negative congrats Dr Peters.

  8. Bullseye
    September 3, 2010

    Why the confusion? I dont get it.

  9. only
    September 3, 2010

    And how much does he get paid? Govt. bureaucrats at the trough.
    This why DA goes no where.
    And they are still beating the dead horse of tourism in a depressed economy worldwide.
    Carnival pulled out probably because it got negative feedback from the cruisers on DA.

    September 2, 2010

    Good for you . Don’t put all your eggs in one basket!

  11. Microscopic Observation
    September 2, 2010

    Historian! You forgot to mention de Ayatolla Charles Servarin Dominica’s greatest flipper.
    You left out the other Charles ,Charles Maynard and another Charles the Hubert, the one who Dr.Peters replaced, now resident ambassador in D.C all former Mamo’s boys.The peeper sauce guy flipped too.The one who said no intelligent person calls Matt’s show.DA has so many political flippers/acrobats we will soon need a colossal trampolin board.What about those P.S’s.Ever heard of the short one from st.Joe originallythe midget like the ex-warder turn communicator. That ex- P.S who had two P.S positions receiving two P.S salaries now retired but politically and commercially over active?All former Mamo boys.These guys just follow the money trail.Their preferred comfort zone.

  12. Bouche Kabuit
    September 2, 2010

    Nat brother this Doc is good with nuf talk, we all know it.He seems to be suffering from some sort of ( Can't-stay -in-one job-too long syndrome): The doc was with us in Mass for many years.
    He left for Mininnsota in the 90's and just kept going from one job to the next for almost 2 decades what does that say.
    In the last 1 1/2 yrs he's changed two jobs.Let's see how long he's gonna be at DSC. Looking keenly to see if he completes this year. He has already taken up this tourism chairmanship even before cementing the DSC job.How long was withthe WestIndies cricket board?
    Labad's words come to mind.Time will tell.December is not very far.

  13. confused!!
    September 2, 2010

    I’m really pertubed by this…I’m not saying that he doesn’t have the right to hold a variety of posts…but my concern is that the Dominica State College is in shambles in all facaets. (I would know, I’m a former student). The institution needs someone who will be solely focused on its advancement! Not someone who’s attention is split. I just hope the college stops suffering because it’s administration is taking on too many personal endeavors and not giving full attention to the college

  14. nat
    September 2, 2010

    Wow Mr. Peter Historian

    I really wonder what wrong with these guy who seem to be so educated , why can’t they hold on to a job. I really like this guy but some how i am not sure where he is at !!! , your assessment of him being a rolling stone seem very much to what i do think of him , however i am not sure that he has bad intensions so i would be willing to give him the ( baton ) hoping that he it fit the carry on the race. let see how well he manage. …. he seem to mean well

  15. JIM
    September 2, 2010


  16. Cassandra
    September 2, 2010

    One can only surmise that the post of president of the State College leaves this multi=talented man with plenty of spare time. Good luck Sir!

  17. Peters Historian
    September 2, 2010

    You know in washington D.C they have presidential Historians working in and out of the Casa Blaca
    Now Dr.Peters alias” P-man” spreads histentacles again.When will it end will somebody tell me? From Boston to Minnesota to Missisippi to Clacksburg to Bahamas to T&T to WestIndies criket to taking leave to DSC now Tourism Garcon you are the best rollingstone DA ever had you better than those politicians who just flipping party for their money and position. Former min. Bannis,the Minsiter of Health the lawyer who left UWP with him even the silly guy who went up against Skerrit on VC Maynard(turn UWP-ite who use to be in the same party with Skerro before he turn DLP “forcer”Wow! I almost forgot “P-Man” Dr.Peters did not plan to contest roseau Central on a DFP ticket back in the 90’s?”P-Man I may have left out a few of your treks but you are the best when it come to the old saying “a rolling stone gathers no moss.” My hat off to you.You have join the ranks ofPembo,Lennox, and their former boss Yvor when it comes to looking out for self. As a result of your actions and success, amgoing to matriculate this month to become like you, Including becoming a P-Man too.

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