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Joy Jibrulu to be replaced as Tourism Director General




Joy Jibrulu’s time as Director General of the Ministry of Tourism is winding down, according to well-placed sources, who told the Gallery that tourism bosses have already identified her replacement.


A plan is afoot to transfer her to another government agency.

An announcement could be made as early as this week.


Former Deputy Director General Ellison “Tommy” Thompson was initially eyed as the new DG but tourism bosses acted too slowly and Thompson was snapped up for a big position in St. Kitts and St Nevis.


In October 2021, former Miss Bahamas Latia Duncombe was appointed Deputy Director General.


Jibrulu was appointed DG in 2014 under the last Christie Administration. Obie Wilchcombe was Minister of Tourism at the time.


Before joining Tourism, Jibrilu was the director of The Bahamas Investment Authority under the Office of the Prime Minister.


She previously served as legal advisor in the Ministry of Finance between 2007 and 2008 and as a consultant to the Ministry of Financial Services and Investment between 2005 and 2007.


Jibrulu has also served as a director on several boards including the Securities Commission of The Bahamas, The Bahamas Financial Services Board (BFSB) and the Domestic Investment Board.

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