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Antigua and Barbuda receives "Caribbean Tourism Minister of the year 2020/2021"

23rd April, 2021

From L to R: Mr. Alexander Britel, Hon. Charles Fernandez and Mr. Guy Briton.

(St. John’s Antigua: April 22, 2021) The Executives of Caribbean Journal, (an online Caribbean tourism centric news magazine) officially handed Antigua and Barbuda’s Minister of Tourism and Investment the Hon. H. Charles Fernandez his award in honor of the achievement of Caribbean Tourism Minister of the year 2020/2021.

Mr. Guy Britton, Executive Vice President and Mr. Alexander Britel, Editor in Chief and Founder of the magazine both extended hearty congratulations to Minister Fernandez who won the award based on his management of Antigua and Barbuda’s tourism industry during the Covid-19 crisis.

Antigua was the first Caribbean country to re-open its borders to international flights in June 2020 (months after a complete lock-down). This came following major re-structuring alongside the compilation of official Covid-19 protocols to govern different aspects of the industry.

From L to R: ABTA CEO Mr. Colin James, CJ Editor in Chief Mr. Alexander Britel, Tourism Minister Fernandez, CJ Executive VP Mr. Guy Briton, Director of Policy and Planning Mr. St. Clair Soleyn, and PS Walter Christopher

Minister Fernandez commits the award to all the members of his team within the Ministry of Tourism as well as all the workers within the tourism industry in Antigua and Barbuda who have worked assiduously to keep the sector alive.