The Gimies: UWI Open Campus Saint Lucia praises Tourism Ministry for this initiative

The Gimies: UWI Open Campus Saint Lucia praises Tourism Ministry for this initiative

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Castries, Saint Lucia: UWI Open Campus of Saint Lucia has expressed pride to be one of the supporting partners of the Gimies. It is also pleased to be aligned with this initiative during its 75th anniversary.

UWI lauded the Ministry of Tourism of Saint Lucia and highlighted that this initiative would honour the accomplishments in the tourism sector.

“The Tourism, Investment, Creative Industries, Culture and Information Ministry have launched a new initiative to serve as a platform to honour the accomplishments of organisations and individuals in their areas of remarkable service,” the social media post shared by the university read.

UWI Open Campus further highlighted that this initiative, The Saint Lucia Tourism Awards 2023 or “The Gimies”, is named after Saint Lucia’s highest peak and reflective of the excellent service within the tourism industry.

Additionally, it stated, “Congratulations to the Ministry on the conceptualisation of “The Gimies” and to the recipients of this impressive award!”

The event was aired live on Wednesday, 26th April 2023, at 7:00 pm.

As per the official update by the Tourism Ministry of Saint Lucia, the inaugural Awards ceremony aims to recognise who is the best in the industry.

The awards have been named after Mount Gimie, which is the highest peak in the country, standing at an elevation of 3,120 ft; the Gimies is synonymous with reaching new heights, the pinnacle of excellence.

A tri-agency initiative, the Gimies, has been undertaken through the Ministry of Tourism with support from Saint Lucia Hospitality & Tourism Association and Saint Lucia Tourism Authority. The tourism industry is a quintessential economic driver for the country; as such, aligning the accolades which will be bestowed upon the nation’s best with the highest peak symbolises achievement at the highest level.

The Awards are geared towards all industry stakeholders and purposely spotlight the unsung heroes whose feats of incredulous service have all contributed to the numerous world accolades bestowed upon Saint Lucia. The Gimies will reward organisations, reward employees, establish benchmarks and promote the best business practices.