Former Barbados Consul General in Miami
Colin Mayers was a former Barbados Consul General in Miam.
Early life and education
Colin Mayers was born in Barbados in 1942. A graduate of The Lodge School in St. John, the Academy of Aeronautics in Flushing, New York and the Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, Daytona Beach, Florida, Mayers worked in several areas in the field of aviation.
He started his aviation career with BWIA International Airways before serving as Pilot/Vice President Administration – Member of the Board with Carib West Airways, based at Miami, Florida and later served as General Manager – North American Operations for Caribbean Air Cargo Ltd. He also was Vice President, North America Operations, for Caribbean Motor Works and a consultant with his own company in various airline cargo and passenger operations in the Caribbean region.
Mayers first served as Barbados consul general for seven months from May to December 1994. He returned in January 2008 following elections in the Caribbean nation.
As Consul General of Barbados at Miami, he represented Barbados in the jurisdictions of Arkansas, Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Tennessee, Texas, the Carolinas – North and South, as well as Florida. In all areas he, together with his staff, worked to develop economic, commercial, scientific and cultural relations and to safeguard the interests of Barbadians, resident and visiting, in the states within his jurisdiction.
It was under the watch of Colin Mayers as Consul General that a Barbadian expo known as “Barbados Comes To” was started on Amelia Island and then successfully executed in several locations; namely Charleston, South Carolina; West Palm Beach, Florida; Atlanta, Georgia; and Tampa, Florida, attracting thousands of visitors from the USA, Barbados and beyond on each occasion.
Just prior to his death he was appointed the new dean of the international consular corps in Miami.
Mayers was married to wife Elicia Mayers. He was the father daughters Jeannine Mayers and Sonja Darby.
Mayers died unexpectedly of a heart attack in Miami on 6 April 2018, aged 75.