Penny sacked, Chin Lee new Tourism boss

Wednesday, July 24, 2019 - 09:15

For­mer Tourism Howard Chin Lee is now chair­man for Tourism Trinidad Ltd (TTL) fol­low­ing the sack­ing of Miss Uni­verse 1977, Janelle Pen­ny Com­mis­siong-Chow.

In a re­lease to­day, the Tourism Min­istry an­nounced Chin Lee's ap­point­ment, as well as eight new board mem­bers. The di­rec­tors will serve for two years.


Guardian Me­dia Ltd re­port­ed ex­clu­sive­ly that Com­mis­siong's tenure came un­der scruti­ny af­ter she fired new TTL CEO, Camille Camp­bell af­ter just six months.

The dis­missal al­leged­ly came with­out warn­ing with claims Camp­bell did not per­form as ex­pect­ed.

The board then col­lapsed when near­ly every mem­ber re­signed over Com­mis­siong's man­age­ment style.

In the re­lease, Tourism Min­is­ter Ran­dall Mitchell thanked the out­go­ing board for its con­tri­bu­tion.

Reporter: Geisha Kowlessar-Alonzo