The very dynamic Director South East of the Ministry of Tourism and Creative Industry (MTIC) Dithny Joan Raton, promoted Minister of Culture (MC) in the new consensus Government Martelly-Paul, took office Tuesday.
The ceremony took place in the presence of Anne Valérie Timothée Milford, Director of the private cabinet of the President Martelly, Stéphanie Balmir Villedrouin, the Minister of Tourism, Stefan Malebranche, Director Génral and of Autonomous Bodies Directors General of the Ministry of Culture.
Monique Rocourt, outgoing Minister expressed her satisfaction for the past nine months at the head of the Minsitry and thanked the employees for their support and frank cooperation. Mrs. Rocourt said she was convinced that the executives of the Ministry will continue the same collaboration with the new Minister.
From the outset, Dithny Joan Raton, said she is aware of the magnitude of the task to accomplish as a holder of this Ministry. Welcoming the achievements of her predecessors, she expressed her determination to continue in their wake, especially in the domain of the restoration of the built heritage "The challenges are of sizes, the legacy is heavy," admitted Mrs. Raton, which remains convinced, however, that it is at the cost of hard work, she will manage to meet, over time, this great challenge.