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Minister of Tourism and Entertainment Dr Wykeham McNeill (left) and Cuban Ambassador to Jamaica, Señor Bernardo Guanche Hernández, share a light moment during a courtesy call on McNeill by the ambassador at the ministry's New Kingston offices on Wednesday, January 14. - Contributed 

McNeill to moderate panel discussion at seminar in Haiti

Minister of Tourism and Entertainment Dr Wykeham McNeill will moderate a panel discussion at the International Seminar: Multidestination Opportunities for Regional Integration, in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, from May 19 to 22.

The tourism and entertainment minister was scheduled to depart for Haiti yesterday.

While in Haiti, McNeill will also participate in the 58th meeting of the UNWTO Commission for the Americas being held on Thursday. Both the Commission meeting and the international seminar are being jointly organised by the Haitian government and the World Tourism Organization.

The panel discussion is titled The Importance of Tourism Routes as Part of Regional Cooperation Agreements. It includes panellists Cecilia Alvarez-Correa, minister of trade, industry and tourism, Colombia; Marcela Bacigalupo, minister of tourism, Paraguay; Maru Acevedo, deputy director, Guatemala Tourism Institute, Guatemala; Manuel Marrero Cruz, minister of tourism, Cuba; and a representative from the Silk Road Programme, UNWTO.

McNeill is being accompanied to Haiti by the ministry's permanent secretary, Jennifer Griffith. He returns to the island on Friday, May 22. 

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