The role of this section is to manage, coordinate and facilitate the smooth operations of the Ministry of Tourism particularly in relation to policy development and implementation. It also facilitates the activities and operations of the agencies under the Ministry's purview.
The Administrative Section also plays a role in the processing of training opportunities and facilitating attendance at local and overseas seminars, courses, attachments and internships in collaboration with the Training Administration Division and other relevant local, regional and international institutions.
The facilitation and fostering of improved relations among staff is encouraged through an Inter-Office Relations Committee while a Health and Safety Committee has been formed in compliance with the Health and Safety Act. Both of these committees are driven by the Administrative Section.
Some of the current activities of the Administration Department are:
• Participation in the Committee for the organisation of the Barbados Tourism Awards and Tourism Week in collaboration with the Research and Product Development Units.
• Coordinating and servicing the meetings of the Advisory Council.
• Producing a series of manuals and booklets focussing on administrative and technical procedures, administrative protocol and general information pertinent to the work of the Ministry of Tourism.
• Implementation of a programme to strengthen the public relations component of the Ministry's Work.
Staffing of the DepartmentAt present there are five members of staff in the Administrative Section:
Deputy Permanent Secretary - responsible for all staff of the Administrative Section and support staff and deputises for the Permanent Secretary in his/her absence.
Senior Administrative Officer - responsible for supervising the administrative staff, co-ordinates staff training and prepares draft speeches, reports, Cabinet and position papers.
Executive Officer - responsible for Personnel and general housekeeping matters.
Other Support Units
The RegistryThe Ministry's Registry which consists of a Senior Clerk and two Clerical Officers is also part of the Administrative Section.
The Accounts DepartmentThis is led by a Senior Accountant supported by an Accountant and two Clerical Officers.
The Secretarial StaffThe Ministry's Secretarial support staff consists of two Secretaries assigned to the Minister and Permanent Secretary and five Stenographer/Typists.
Ministry of Tourism
"Encouraging Sustainable Tourism Development"