‘Clive Taffe worked with every tourism director’
KINGSTON, Jamaica – Consultant to the Director of Tourism Clive Eugene Taffe died on Thursday, June 5. He was 69 years old.
The Ministry of Tourism and Entertainment and the Jamaica Tourist Board (JTB) in expressing regret at his passing said that Taffe was the only employee to have served with every tourism director.
Taffe worked in various capacities promoting destination Jamaica and was honoured with numerous awards including the Government of Jamaica Order of Distinction for Tourism in 2006, the JTA said in a statement.
During his tenure, he “was not limited to the geographic borders of Jamaica as he held key positions in Chicago, Philadelphia and Los Angeles as Sales Representatives, District Manager and Regional Manager” said the ministry and JTB.
“His 50 years of outstanding service to the Jamaica Tourist Board has contributed significantly to the development of Jamaica’s vibrant tourism sector. Mr Taffe was an exceptionally committed and faithful worker, who brought vision and drive to the various portfolios he held throughout his tenure. He was truly a shining example as a public servant. His memory will live on and he will be greatly missed,” said Tourism Minister Dr Wykeham McNeill in offering condolences.
“On behalf of the Ministry of Tourism and Entertainment, I wish to express my profound regret at the passing of our friend and colleague Clive Taffe, and offer my sincere condolences to his family and loved ones.”