Dr. Resa Noel-McBarnett is now the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Tourism, Civil Aviation, Sustainable Development and Culture. Having previously served as the Director of Training in the Service Commissions Department, Dr. Noel-McBarnett assumed her new position yesterday and will work alongside new Tourism minister Hon Carlos James.
Dr. Noel-McBarnett holds a PhD in Education from the University of Auckland, New Zealand, an MPhil in Education from the University of Cambridge, UK, and a B.A. in Literatures in English (Special) from the University of the West Indies.
She has been a proud recipient of a Commonwealth Shared Cambridge Scholarship, the New Zealand Commonwealth Scholarship and the Sir Arthur Lewis Award.
The new Permanent Secretary is looking forward to working with the relevant stakeholders for the development of the destination.
Outgoing Permanent Secretary Mrs Laverne Grant has been appointed to the Ministry of Transport, Works, Lands and Surveys, having served in the Ministry of Tourism for the last fifteen (15) years.