The Jamaica Tourist Board appointed nine directors, representing
the hospitality, governmental and regional airline communities. The
new members are: Josef Forstmayr, Paul Pennicook, Zein Issa Nakash,
Carolyn Wright, Jason Henzell, Christopher Zacca, Ohene Blake, O.K.
Melhado (former JTB chairman) and Michael Muirhead. Dennis Morrison
was named chairman of the board a few weeks ago. The JTB continues
to operate under a gray cloud. Tourism director Fay Pickersgill
officially ends her term in January but already has walked away
from day-to-day operations. And the New York office of the board is
undergoing an audit, which followed allegations of fiscal
improprieties a few months ago. Noel Mignott, deputy director of
tourism, is on leave while the audit proceeds.