Gaskin to take over Tourism portfolio


Business Minister Dominic Gaskin will now be responsible for the Tourism industry, following the A Partnership for National Unit/Alliance for Change (APNU/AFC) government’s decision to relieve Minister of Public Telecommunications Cathy Hughes of these duties.

In a move to focus more on Public Telecommunications, Minister Hughes who serves as Minister of Public Telecommunications and Tourism, will now relinquish her responsibly of the tourism sector.

Ministers Dominic Gaskin and Cathy Hughes
Ministers Dominic Gaskin and Cathy Hughes

INews understands that the rationale behind this move is based on the need for a greater focus on Public Telecommunications, even after Minister Hughes has managed both sectors effectively.

Minister Hughes had amassed a vast knowledge of the Telecommunications sector having graduated from University of the West Indies, with a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) degree in Mass Communications in addition to her 20 years of on-field knowledge.

Minister Hughes will serve as Minister of Tourism until the end of June, as Gaskin, the son-in-law of President David Granger, will take over effective July 1, 2016. Hughes has also previously served as Director of the Tourism and Hospitality Association of Guyana (THAG).

The responsibility of Public Telecommunications was moved from Ministry of Public Infrastructure in January, to the Ministry of Tourism.




  1. Here we go again these incompetent APNU appointees work like rats ( they are) by trial an error..This would not change anything for the better –the bottom line is the morons are trying to fit square pegs into round holes never work –they have no vision and by moving incompetent useless stooges around they believe will solve the problems we are facing as a nation –everything is at a standstill –economy,no job creation,crime rate escalating daily ,taxes going up and now the murder rate –the dictator in chief has no solution whatsoever–so he chooses to travel around the globe full time to escape his responsibilities what a waste.


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