Accomplished tourism professional Latia Duncombe is no longer acting as the country’s top tourism executive. She has been named Director General of Tourism, Investments & Aviation for the Bahamas.

“During the past year, Mrs. Duncombe has brought energetic leadership to our senior executive management team at the Ministry of Tourism, Investments & Aviation,” said Deputy Prime Minister I. Chester Cooper, who is also the minister responsible for the tourism sector.


“She has made a seamless transition from the corporate sector to public service, parlaying her wealth of knowledge and experience into outstanding leadership of Team Tourism. She came aboard at a critical juncture as we undertook the task of tourism recovery and has worked tirelessly toward the goal of getting our industry back on track,” he commented.

Duncombe, a former Miss Bahamas World, becomes the seventh executive to be named Director General in the Ministry of Tourism and the third female to be appointed as Technical Head.

“It’s an honour and privilege to be given the opportunity to lead the Bahamas’ chief economic engine. Tourism is a fascinating industry and one that touches the lives of the entire population and guarantees the socioeconomic stability of the Bahamas,” she stated.