TCI Stacy Cox Promoted To CEO of TCHTA

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#TurksandCaicos, December 20, 2017 – Providenciales – The Turks & Caicos Hotel and Tourism Association (TCHTA) today announced that Stacy Cox has ascended to the role of CEO of the organization as of September 2017.   The transition to CEO formalizes much of the responsibility that Cox has already progressively adopted. Cox represents the membership of TCHTA on matters affecting the tourism and hospitality industry, both locally and internationally, including advocacy issues and marketing initiatives, which help build a sustainable tourism product through awareness, outreach and educational programs. She also serves as the key liaison to the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA) and the current President of its Caribbean Society of Hotel Association Executives (CSHAE).“I’m honored to receive this promotion,” said Cox. “And I am excited to lead the Turks & Caicos Hotel and Tourism Association forward, continuing our efforts to accomplish key objectives on behalf of our members and by extension the destination’s hospitality and tourism industry.”Cox joined the TCHTA as Association Executive in September 2011 and was later promoted to Executive Director.  A native of the Bahamas and a citizen of the Turks and Caicos Islands, she brings 20+ years of hospitality experience to the TCHTA.“Stacy brings that rare combination savvy, sophistication and a forward-looking view of the industry that we need to succeed,” said Nikheel Advani, President of the TCHTA.   “A proven advocate who works well with those across the industry, Stacy is more than ready to take the next step in leadership. This title change is a natural evolution that recognizes Stacy’s successively growing responsibilities here at the Turks and Caicos Hotel and Tourism Association.”Advani continues, “I speak on behalf of the entire Association when I say that we look forward to Stacy’s continued service to our members, and in protecting the interests of the broader hospitality and tourism industry.”Cox’s storied career as one of the region’s most respected and knowledgeable professionals in hospitality began at the world-famous Atlantis Resort in Paradise Island, Bahamas, where she quickly moved her way up the ranks.   Since relocating to the Turks and Caicos in 1997, she has held several General Manager positions at luxury resorts including the Windsong Resort and Royal West Indies Resort.Cox has also served as a Board Member for TCHTA, co-founded the TCI Hospitality Adventure – Lit’l Chef program, and many other tourism related projects.Press Release: TCHTA Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:last_img read more

Rolling back the gas and car tax

first_img 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) — Nine-hundred thousand signatures have been collected to roll back the gas and car tax, and a third of those signatures came from San Diego County.This is nearly double the number of signatures needed, so it’s likely this will go to the voters in November once the signatures are verified.The tax increases 12-cents on a gallon of gas, and up $175 for car registration, were passed last year by a supermajority of Democrats and Governor Jerry Brown.The backlash was immediate.Sensing voter outrage, Carl DeMaio of Reform California, led the signature drive saying increasing taxes without a vote of the people was shameful. He quoted the governor as promising no tax increases without a vote of the people.“Sacramento politicians should have followed the California constitution and Governor Brown should have kept his word,” DeMaio said.So now, the citizens will attempt to amend the constitution to roll back these increases and prevent any future increases without a vote.“That outpouring of voter disgust with the car and gas tax hikes should be a message that Sacramento politicians should hear, loud and clear, don’t spend that money, cause that money ain’t yours,” DeMaio said.Reform California sees this as a money grab at a time when the state’s revenue projections are $9 billion above last year, but as in the past, the gas tax money got siphoned away from roads.“Every time we’ve given them the gas tax in the past they’ve stolen the money, they diverted the money to everything but the roads,” DeMaio said.An American Society of Civil Engineers report said half of the roads in California are in poor condition.“Why is it that state’s with snow, ice, sleet conditions far worse than ours, why do they have better roads than we do in California? DeMaio said.These signatures will go to state elections officials on Friday to verify there are 584,000 valid signatures to qualify for the November ballot.This is phase two of the repeal effort.Phase one was the recall of Senator Josh Newman of Fullerton, who cast the deciding vote on the tax increases. The signature drive to remove him from office was certified for the June Primary ballot.DeMaio said this will send a message that tax voters have consequences and recalling Newman will break the Democrats supermajority.“By taking away the supermajority vote, that one vote, it really eliminates their ability to enact tax increases without a vote of the people,” DeMaio said.These are two separate ballot measures and neither is dependent on the other. However, both would prevent tax increases without a public vote. April 25, 2018 Steve Bosh, Updated: 6:40 PM Posted: April 25, 2018center_img Steve Bosh Rolling back the gas and car tax Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more