Public Telecommunication and Tourism Minister Cathy Hughes on Wednesday handed out
Tourism Minister Cathy Hughes (centre) with participants who completed training under the Crane Hotel programme
certificates and pins to participants that completed seven months of training at the Crane Hotel, in Barbados.
“Guyana has signed on with a Memorandum of Understanding with Barbados. It was actually signed in the last quarter of last year and through that agreement, we have been building on the good relations that we have with Barbados,” Minister Hughes is quoted as saying by the Government Information Agency.
“Guyana had a fantastic opportunity to have seven employees within our hotel sector and of course we were lucky that a representative from the Carnegie School… was able to go to the Crane Hotel for a period of seven months,” Hughes stated.
She further explained that several managerial staff went to the Crane Hotel for a period of three months. “They were able to have on the job practical training in terms on how a first rate hotel operates, and best of all, they were able to bring those skills back to Guyana,” Hughes said.
She expressed hope that these constant attempts to upgrade standards and transfer skills will continue.
The Crane Hotel is an AAA (Triple A) 4-Diamond hotel which has established itself as one of the regional leaders in competency-based training and internship in hotel environments over the last five years. They have trained interns from Martinique, Guadeloupe, Grenada, St Vincent and the Grenadines, Trinidad and Tobago, and Canada.