SLTB Mourns Former Chairman ‘Laurie Barnard’

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SAINT LUCIA (October 25, 2012)  – Saint Lucia’s   Tourism Minister Lorne Theophilus along with the Board of Directors and staff of the Saint Lucia Tourist Board are mourning the unfortunate passing of former Chairman of the agency Mr. Laurie Barnard.

Laurie Bernard “was an iconic businessman”

Tourism Director Louis Lewis says the former chairman provided sterling leadership for the SLTB during his tenure which spanned February 2007 to December 2011 and helped steered the agency   throughout some of its most trying times.

Current Tourist Board Chairman Matthew Beaubrun   says, “Laurie, as he was affectionately called, was an iconic businessman   that pioneered the development of world class entrepreneurship on Saint   Lucia.”

Beaubrun went on to praise Laurie Bernard’s   sharp business acumen, noting that “the SLTB and the entire business sector   here on Saint Lucia and indeed the region, have lost a mentor and champion.”

The Board of Directors, management and staff of   the Saint Lucia Tourist Board have expressed deep condolences to the wife and   family of Laurie Bernard on his untimely passing.

ENDS

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