Montego Bay Convention – Centre mourns general manager's passing

Dittie Guise, the general manager of the Montego Bay Convention Centre, died last Tuesday, March 6.

According to Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett, Guise held various senior roles within the hospitality industry across the globe. She was previously the chief operating officer at the Pennsylvania Convention Center Authority; general manager at SMG-Greater Columbus Convention Center; and president-general manager at Homkar Inc-Kansas City Market Center.

“The tourism family today mourns the loss of a really outstanding public servant, conference organiser, and indeed, one of the finest convention centre administrators in these parts. We mourn her passing and wish for her family and loved ones especially her husband Kenneth, the entire family of SMG, as well as the staff of the Montego Bay Convention Centre God’s blessing and guidance during this very difficult hour. We hope indeed that her soul will rest in peace,” said Bartlett.

Guise was highly respected by the staff at the Montego Bay Convention Centre, who has shared that she was very instrumental in the start-up and growth of the facility since April 2011.

“She took pride in managing a facility, which is new to this country.

We have never had a convention centre of this size,” said the minister.

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