Sunrise Airways Sponsors Turks & Caicos Mission to Haiti

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti – Sunrise Airways (IATA: S6), a new start-up airline based in Port-au-Prince, is sponsoring a Turks & Caicos trade mission to Haiti August 9-13 as part of a comprehensive effort toward strengthening business ties between the countries. The mission comes as Sunrise enters the final stages of securing necessary approvals to begin scheduled flights between Cap Haitien and Providenciales later this year.

“Our talks with the Turks & Caicos Government have progressed nicely and in such a way that suggests that the timing is right for a trade mission bringing business leaders from both countries together in Haiti to explore investment and tourism development opportunities,” said Hamish Davidson, COO of Sunrise Airways. “We’re proud to play an active role in moving the Haitian economy forward, creating new employment and commerce opportunities benefiting business interests everywhere we fly.”

A total of 17 Turks & Caicos business leaders and government officials are participating in the trade mission. Delegation members are as follows:

· Mrs. Margarette Lemaire, Consul / Commercial and Cultural Affairs
· Mr. E. Jay Saunders, CEO Digicel-TCI /President Providenciales Chamber of Commerce
· Hon. Akierra D.M. Missick, Deputy Premier – Minister of Education, Youth, Sport and Culture
· Mr. Wesley Clervaux, Permanent Secretary of the Premier Office
· Mr. Arthur Been, Deputy Secretary of Ministry of Finance, Trade and Investment
· Mr. Kingsley Russel Been, Chairman Tourism Board

· Mrs. Rebecca Astwood, Director of Investment Unit
· Mr. Peter Keriggan , Director EDS Ltd
· Mr. Andrew Tolleson, PE, D.GE Owner & CEO Tolleson Limited Company
· Mrs. Deborah Manos, Owner of Tradewinds
· Dr. Simon Anthony Slattery, MB.BS. MAS., Inter Island Medical Services
· Mrs. Hazel Hegewald, Regent Palms Hotel

· Mr. Philip Mcrae Robinson, Inter Islands Builders

· Mr. John Spencer Missick, Green Acres Farm
· Mr. Darrel Emmaneul Missick, Green Acres Farm

· Mrs. Deandra Hamilton, Journalist Magnetic Media Corp
· Mr. Donald Metellus, PDG Radio VHTC

Over the course of their stay in Haiti the delegation will travel to Cap Haitien and Port-au-Prince to take part in business meetings with private and public sector officials representing Haiti’s tourism, transportation, agriculture, investment, and industrial industries. They’ll also visit several of Haiti’s leading tourist attractions, including the Citadelle, the Haitian Money Museum, Boutiliers Observatory, the Museum of Haitian National Pantheon (MUPANAH), and the Rhum Barbancourt Distillery.

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