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Trinidad and Tobago Ministry of Tourism welcomes new Permanent Secretary

Trinidad and Tobago Ministry of Tourism welcomes new Permanent Secretary ( PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad - Following the recent appointment of the Honorable Shamfa Cudjoe as the Minister of Tourism, Trinidad and Tobago is welcoming another member to the tourism team with the appointment of Mrs. Cecelia Greaves-Smith as the new Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Tourism.

A former Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Labor and Small and Micro Enterprise Development in Trinidad and Tobago, Mrs. Greaves-Smith brings to the Ministry of Tourism over 38 years of experience in the public service during which time she has amassed a wealth of knowledge in various specialties related to public sector administration and management.

Mrs. Greaves-Smith is a graduate of the University of the West Indies, Trinidad and holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Government and Management and a Master of Science Degree in Government and Public Administration. In addition, she has completed the requisite examinations in the pursuit of a Master of Philosophy in Gender and Development.

Formerly a Deputy Permanent Secretary (Ag.) at the Ministry of Sport, and Deputy Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Justice, Ms. Greaves-Smith also served as Director, Human Resource Services at the Ministry of Sport and the Ministry of Justice as well as Director, Corporate Services at the Ministry of Public Administration.

Speaking on the appointment of Mrs. Greaves-Smith as Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Tourism, Mr. Keith Chin, Chief Executive Officer of the Trinidad and Tobago Tourism Development Company (TDC) said that “we are very pleased and excited to welcome Mrs. Greaves-Smith to the Trinidad and Tobago tourism team. Her vast experience and knowledge will certainly be a valuable asset for the Ministry of Tourism, the TDC and the destination’s tourism sector and we look forward to working closely with Mrs. Greaves-Smith to further develop the local tourism sector and to position Trinidad and Tobago as a destination of choice.”

About Trinidad&Tobago

Home to the largest Carnival celebration in the Caribbean, Trinidad&Tobago is the southernmost Caribbean nation located seven miles east off the Venezuelan coast. Ranked the happiest nation in the Caribbean by the United Nations’ World Happiness Report ( ), in 2013 and 2015, the destination’s distinct and harmonious blend of cultures, eclectic cuisine and environmental treasures continue to attract travelers of all ages to its shores. Birthplace of the limbo and the world famous steelpan, the only acoustic instrument invented in the 20th century, as well as a diverse mix of monthly festivals and events ( ), it’s little wonder that Trinidad is known as the “cultural capital of the Caribbean.” Sister island Tobago offers a quintessential Caribbean vibe with secluded beaches, quaint villages, private villas and award-winning eco attractions. Tobago is home to the largest brain coral in the Western Hemisphere and the oldest protected reserve in the Western hemisphere, The Main Ridge Rainforest. Come and explore Trinidad and Tobago-the true Caribbean!

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