Grenada Appoints New Minister of Tourism

Grenada Board of Tourism is pleased to announce the appointment of Minister Modeste-Curwen as the island’s new Minister of Tourism. The appointment of the Honorable Dr. Clarice Modeste-Curwen to serve in the capacity of Minister for Tourism, Civil aviation, Culture and the Performing Arts, was part of a recent cabinet reshuffle.

Minister Modeste-Curwen replaces Senator Brenda Hood, who served with distinction in that capacity for more than six years. She (Minister Hood) has now been appointed to replace Minister Curwen as Grenada’s new Minister for Communication, Works and Transport.

In 1986, Dr. Modest-Curwen graduated from the University of Havana in Medicine where she specialized in Ophthalmology. She subsequently worked at the General Hospital and tutored at the St. George’s University School of Medicine. She has authored educational pamphlets for eye care and HIV/AIDS, and has been involved in activities encompassing the training of nursing staff and community groups in the field of culture. She also has a keen interest in gender issues and community tourism.

Her political career began as a Senator in November 1998. Soon thereafter, in January 1999 she was elected as a Member of Parliament.

Since then, Minister Honorable. Dr. Modeste-Curwen has held several prominent ministerial positions. These include:

•  Minister for Health and the Environment, January 1999-November 2003
•  Minister for Works and Transport, December 2003-May 2007
•  Minister for Tourism, May 2007- present

The Honorable Dr. Modest-Curwen received an award from the Caribbean Council for the Blind for outstanding services in the area of prevention of blindness.

The Grenada Board of Tourism is pleased to welcome the Honorable Dr. Clarice Modeste-Curwen to the dynamic tourism sector and looks forward to working with her.

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