Penny meets Tourism Trinidad staff

Friday, July 5, 2019 - 06:30

Chair­man of the board of Tourism Trinidad Janelle Pen­ny Com­mis­siong is to meet with the com­pa­ny's staff at 11 am to­day to of­fi­cial­ly in­form them of the shake-up at the or­gan­i­sa­tion.

On Mon­day, Com­mis­siong fired the CEO of the Tourism Trinidad Ltd Camille Camp­bell af­ter just six months on the job. This has led to con­fu­sion at the State board and sev­er­al di­rec­tors have ob­ject­ed to the de­ci­sion to fire the CEO.

This de­vel­op­ment comes even as the Caribbean Tourism Or­gan­i­sa­tion record­ed a fall in tourist ar­rivals to this coun­try and stake­hold­ers re­port­ing eco­nom­ic dis­tress.

Tourism Trinidad Ltd was one of two com­pa­nies formed in 2017 af­ter the clo­sure of the Tourism De­vel­op­ment Com­pa­ny.

A sep­a­rate com­pa­ny, the To­ba­go Tourism Agency, was formed to man­age the af­fairs on that is­land.

How­ev­er, on Mon­day Com­mis­siong fired Camp­bell cit­ing poor per­for­mance and a fail­ure to pro­tect the or­gan­i­sa­tion from risk, act­ing in a man­ner which called in­to ques­tion her cred­i­bil­i­ty and in­ten­tion­al­ly mis­rep­re­sent­ing the board’s views to em­ploy­ees.

Reporter: Curtis Williams