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Right fit! Clive McCoy takes over as Director of Tourist Board

Clive McCoy has been chosen as the new Director of the BVI Tourist Board (BVITB) effective immediately.

A statement issued by the BVITB on Friday, August 14 described McCoy was the best man for the job.

“The Board is confident that Mr McCoy is the right fit for the role,” Chairman of the Board Kenisha Sprauve said.

“Based on his qualifications and leadership and business development experience in the tourism industry, Mr McCoy brings a unique perspective to this role of providing strategic leadership in the development and implementation of strategies and programmes that promote the BVI. The Board looks forward to him, providing his expertise and experience to help the BVI’s tourism industry realize its fullest potential,” she added.

McCoy was the former Film Commissioner & Tourism Liaison Officer for the Tourist Board.

The media release further said that since he joined the BVITB in 2005, McCoy has worked in various capacities which allowed for the beauty and the essence of the Virgin Islands to be showcased both locally and abroad.

“As Film Commissioner, he promoted the BVI as a location for film and photography projects most notably the coveted 2020 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition,” it said.

In the meantime, McCoy said he is pleased to be the new role.

He said: “I am humbled by the opportunity to serve my territory with tremendous focus and energy in this important position and recognizing the immense potential and possibilities of our tourism industry.”

McCoy is said to have a Master of Science degree in E-Business Management and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Marketing from Notre Dame de Namur University, Belmont, California.

Sharon Flax-Brutus was the previous Director of Tourism, and in the months following her departure, Deputy Director of the BVITB Rhodni Skelton served as Acting Director.

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  1. Congratulations! says:

    Yes my boy! Shine BRIGHT like the diamond that you are!!! Now, let’s get this Tourism ship steered RIGHT!!! CONGRATULATIONS Flooper!

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  2. Why says:

    Why is there a tourist board. This entity should be disbanded. They are collecting salaries for what? Because they are friends and relatives of F*y? If you all hadn’t noticed there are no tourists and not a date set to let any in. I guess the board has very short work hours.

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  3. Diamond says:

    We don’t shine… we reflect. Carry on.

  4. BVI says:

    What happen to the Acting Director/Deputy Director? From his behavior i was certain he would’ve gotten the post. #behumble

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  5. Mad Ox says:

    He could never serve ice cream in my business.

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  6. Parent says:

    Congrads Bro.

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  7. Interesting says:

    If I was the Deputy I would have walked away, this is disrespectful.

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  8. VG says:

    Good choice very humble guy.
    We’re still waiting results of Foy’s extensive investigation on Ms.Sharon’s Flax/Brutus termination.Why & what grounds she was let go
    Pls deliver on ur promises Mr.Premier

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  9. Not Fair says:

    Wow, Poor Rhodnie! This isn’t fair!

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  10. To where?? says:

    Walk away a go weh???? Ayo need to realize dat deeds position was not about who you for but more who ya gah! WE EYE PI is different🤷🏾‍♂️

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  11. Premises says:

    Now they need to shift their offices to alocation that a tourist could find.

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  12. What says:

    You people are crazy. The woman resigned. That was her choice. No wonder nothing said yet because she was not let go, she left. End of that chapter and to the next.

  13. yes says:

    Nice one. Good choice. Go Clive!

  14. Congrats says:

    Congrats Classmate. Wishing you every success in this new position.

  15. Dream Big or Go Home says:

    Yes BVI, it could happen to anyone. Take orders from someone today and turn around and become their boss tomorrow is not inevitable.

    The proof is in the pudding!

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