Barbados: Meet Jordan Greigg- who won Transport’s Tourism Youth Congress competition

The Junior Minister of Tourism for the period 2023 to 2024 is Jordan Greigg, a lover sixth form student at Harrison College who recently won the Ministry of Tourism and International Transport's Tourism Youth Congress competition.

Barbados: Meet Jordan Greigg- who won Transport's Tourism Youth Congress competition
Barbados: Meet Jordan Greigg- who won Transport's Tourism Youth Congress competition

Barbados: The Junior Minister of Tourism for the period 2023 to 2024 is Jordan Greigg, a lover sixth form student at Harrison College who recently won the Ministry of Tourism and International Transport’s Tourism Youth Congress competition.

The participating students in the age range of 14-17 were required to research a particular topic and make a three-minute presentation, including a PowerPoint presentation. The topics were chosen from one of the following-‘ Wellness Tourism Beyond The Norm’, ‘Accessibility Tourism’ and ‘Building A Resilient And Sustainable Tourism Workforce’.

 In addition to their presentation, each student had to respond to a mystery question about the industry posed from a visitor’s perspective.

Greigg emerged as the winner from six finalists that included, including Shamarko Aimey from Lester Vaughan School, who placed second and Joshua Carter of the Alexandra School, who was third. 

The other three finalists were Julianna Celestin, The Lodge School, Zahara Richard from Ellerslie School and Tihanna Thegg of Princess Margaret Secondary School.

Jordan will represent Barbados later this year in the Turks and Caicos at the Regional Tourism Youth Congress. His school will receive a donation of $1,000 and a banner displaying ‘Home of the Junior Minister of Tourism’.

The competition was started in 2000 by the Ministry of Tourism and developed as a Secondary Schools’ Speak-Off Competition on current issues and topics related to Barbados and the region’s tourism industry. 

The competition attracts students between the ages of 14 to 17 and has developed to become the Junior Tourism Minister competition and is facilitated by the Barbados Tourism Marketing Inc. (BTMI), which seeks to drive tourism awareness among Barbadian youth.

Barbados Children Directory extends sincere condolences to the parents, siblings and family of three year-old Tyrique Goddard who departed this earth way too soon.

“The precious little gem was a student at the Little Oysters Pre School and Day Care. We pray for strength for his loved ones at this time. May he rest in peace,” as per the facebook page.