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“I am incredibly proud to be the first woman to hold the post of secretary-general. Can I just say what a huge privilege and a pleasure it is for me to be entrusted with one of the most burdensome but wonderful roles that there is in the international world. There is much to do but I hope all 53 of us will look together at the vision, will look at what we need to do on climate change, on education, on science and technology and we will make this a better world for our children.” – Baroness Patricia Scotland – (AFP/ Jamaica Observer)
“It is a good feeling to know that a candidate promoted by the Caribbean with strong attachments to the region and a broad global view in the pedigree of Baroness Scotland should lead the Commonwealth of Nations in a new era when solutions are required to critical problems. Baroness Scotland has the best wishes of the Government and People of St. Kitts and Nevis.” – Dr. Timothy Harris, Prime Minister, St. Kitts and Nevis
“CARICOM states remain extremely optimistic about their capacity to attract growth-inducing investments to drive the sustainable development process, but remain mindful that exogenous events can considerably derail economic expansion. Recent experience highlights this vulnerability and underscores the importance of building economic resilience to withstand external shocks.” – Freundel Stuart, Prime Minister of Barbados and CARICOM Chairman (CMC/ Jamaica Observer)
“Don’t think you are doing something special by merely complying with people’s requests. We ought to treat others the way they don’t even know they want to be treated. We must look for opportunities to anticipate, to do something more than the bare minimum.” – Dr. Bryan Williams, U.S. Virgin Islands speaker, consultant and author
“My heart can take the pounding, my mind can handle the grind, but my body knows it’s time to say goodbye.” – Kobe Bryant, Los Angeles Lakers All-Star basketball guard (Los Angeles Times)
“These (Health City Cayman Islands) doctors come in any time of the day or night. They come in, they sit on the bed, they talk to me (and) make me feel comfortable. I really appreciate them and love them.” – Cluthild Spencer, Jamaican Businesswoman
“Identify is about self-concept which produces meaning which produces your sense of purpose.” – Reverend A. R. Bernard, Senior Pastor, Christian Cultural Center