From left: Jamaica’s Director of Tourism John Lynch; Jamaica’s Director General in the Ministry of Tourism Carrole Guntley; honoree Winsome Charlton; and Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Tourism Jennifer Griffith // (c) 2011 The Caribbean Tourism Organization
The Caribbean Tourism Organization’s Allied Awards, held on June 10 at The New York Marriott Marquis Hotel, honored media professionals who have supported tourism to the Caribbean.
Winsome Charlton, general manager of WVCG Radio, was presented with this year’s Marcella Martinez Award by Edmund Bartlett, Jamaica’s minister of tourism. This honor is bestowed upon individuals who have implemented successful programs to support tourism in the Caribbean.
Sarah Greaves-Gabbadon, the deputy editor of Caribbean Travel & Life
, was presented with the Marcia Vickery-Wallace Award. Gabbadon is an editor, writer and Caribbean travel expert who has worked in the hospitality industry for more than two decades. She has earned this award for her dedication to both Jamaica and the Caribbean region as a whole. The award — presented by John Lynch, Jamaica’s director of tourism — is given to journalists whose work has helped to share the Caribbean experience with the world.