UPDATE WITH PHOTOS: Tourism stakeholders awarded

Attendees at the award ceremony
Attendees at the award ceremony

Discover Dominica Authority and the Ministry of Tourism and Legal Affairs on Wednesday night awarded various individuals and organisations for their efforts toward the development of the tourism industry on the island.

The Chronicle reporter Kirshena Joseph was awarded the Media Recognition Award for the Overall Best Feature with her article “Underwater Paradise!” The article which was published in the March 22nd, 2013 publication of the Chronicle vividly described diving in Dominica. Joseph also won this award in 2012.

The Director’s Award was awarded to Andrew “Cobra” O’Brien for his contribution to the development of Dominica’s yachting sector.

Secret Bay, located in Picard Portsmouth received the award for Accommodation of the year while Picard Beach Cottage was awarded for Responsible Tourism for their environment friendly initiatives.

The Wotten Waven Development Committee received an award for Community Development while Rave Ltd, Wacky Rollers, walked away with the award for Tour Operator of the Year.

Oris Campbell was awarded for excellence in Tourism Taxi Service; souvenir vendor Julietta Wade received the award for Tourism Vendor of the Year.

The Employee of the Year Award was bestowed upon Blanche Rodney, a room attendant at the Picard Beach Cottage while Louisana Burton an employee of the Wacky Rollers was awarded Tour Guide of the year.

The ceremony kicked of celebrations for the 2013 Tourism Awareness Month.

See below photos taken from the award

All photos by Zaimis Olmos

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  1. me
    May 20, 2013

    Congratulation Ms Wade. The best

  2. question
    May 3, 2013

    Why are they at crazy coconuts? No hotel was free to hold the event?

    • May 4, 2013

      Dear Dominica news on line


  3. Anonymous
    May 2, 2013

    Great jjob Zaimis

  4. Roseau to Possie
    May 2, 2013

    Go Miss Bee!! Blanche Rodney long overdue! well done.

  5. 2Cute
    May 2, 2013

    you all forgot screws !

  6. Aletha.
    May 2, 2013

    The wotten Waven improvement Committee, led by Mr. Rudolph George really deserves the award.Hats off to them

  7. Seminole Ave
    May 2, 2013

    The Tourism industry has collapsed in Dominica.
    Why would they want to pat themselves on the Back, Giving awards out,they should be addressing Issues.

    Only in Dominica they do the Opposite and accept Less..

    Writing is on the wall..Poverty is like a Cancer In Dominica.

    • Anonymous
      May 2, 2013

      Oh please do us all a favour and just keep your mouth shut. You ridiculous pessimist!!!!!!

  8. MUDD
    May 2, 2013

    What about Screws? He really deserved an award. Come on people

    • question
      May 3, 2013

      Screws is doing quite well without their award.

  9. flower
    May 2, 2013

    Wotton waven (Valla) in things Good Good Good

  10. Sammy Garraway
    May 2, 2013


    • Anonymous
      May 2, 2013

      Attraction of the year.

    • Truth be told
      May 2, 2013

      I think Screws sulfur spa is the best thing going on in Dominica Tourism right now – no mention?

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