From: Bahamas Information Services
The Cruise Port Inaugural and Plaque Exchange Ceremony of Virgin Voyages Scarlet Lady took place October 7, 2021 at Nassau Cruise Port. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Tourism, Investments and Aviation (MOTIA), the Hon. Chester Cooper addressed the ceremonies, as did Tom McAlpin, president and CEO of Virgin Voyages, Captain Giovannia Schiaffino, and Director General of Tourism Joy Jibrilu. The cruise liner has homeports of Miami and San Juan. Minister Cooper and his executive team took a tour of the ship. There was plaque exchange by the Minister and Captain Giovanni Schiaffino.
In the group photo, from left: Karen Seymour, Senior Director, MOTIA; Dr. Kenneth Romer, Product Quality & Support, MOTIA; Latia Duncombe, Deputy Director General, MOTIA; Reginald Saunders; Permanent Secretary, MOTIA; Mike Maura, Jr., President & CEO, Nassau Cruise Port Ltd.; Hon. Chester Cooper, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of MOTIA; Tom McAlpin, President and CEO of Virgin Voyages; Captain Giovanni Schiaffino; Joy Jibrilu, Director General of Tourism; Lieutenant Commander Berne Wright, Port Controller; and, at back row, Benny Weidacher, Hotel Director, Virgin Voyages.
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