The Ministry of Tourism, Sports and Culture is pleased to congratulate Ms. Kenisha Castello, student of the St. Joseph Convent Marriaqua, who has emerged as Laron Jones’ worthy successor for the title of Junior Minister of Tourism in St. Vincent and the Grenadines.
As Junior Minister of Tourism, Ms. Castello will act in this capacity for one (1) year. Apart from representing the destination at different tourism functions, Ms. Castello will lead on developing and creating tourism initiatives at her school and community.
On October 4th 2019, Ms. Castello, represented St. Vincent and the Grenadines at the annual Caribbean Tourism Youth Congress, held at Parliament House in Antigua and Barbuda. She was accompanied by Mrs. Dorette Mayers, teacher at the St. Joseph’s Convent Marriaqua and Mrs. Jewelene Charles-Scott Communication Manager at the Ministry of Tourism, Sports and Culture.
She was one of the thirteen (13) brilliant and exceptional young Junior Ministers who deliberated on one of three selected issues affecting tourism in the region. Ms. Castello’s topic focused on developing three (3) strategies to improve ‘Service Excellence’. A three-pronged program was proposed by the Junior Minister of Tourism to achieve and maintain service excellence in St. Vincent and the Grenadines, specifically through Legislation, Education and Technology, dubbed THE SVG LET PROGRAM.
The ministry continues to provide opportunities to young people throughout St. Vincent and the Grenadines in an effort to empower, enlighten and excite the future generation on matters relating to tourism and hospitality.