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Quotable Caribbean – June 15, 2014

Prime Minister Gaston Browne
Prime Minister Gaston Browne

“The country is in dire straits and we must remain hopeful for a bright future. We have the capacity to achieve that vision to make Antigua and Barbuda the envy of the Caribbean. We have the capacity to create full employment. We have the capacity to attract investment to grow this country. I will lead a team that will be the servants of the people and I will be a Prime Minister who is not divorced from the people but dedicated to serve. I say to every Antiguan and Barbudan that we will honour our commitment to you. We will not betray your trust. We pledge to work in your interest. We are the people’s hope and aspirations. We will hit the road running.” – Gaston Browne, Prime Minister, Antigua and Barbuda (CMC)

Dr. Wykeham McNeill
Dr. Wykeham McNeill


“Over the years Ms. (Carole) Guntley has demonstrated an insight which I am confident will continue to be of benefit to the region. Her accomplishments over the past few decades span not only the airline and accommodation sectors, where she has consistently demonstrated great vision and perseverance, but have been admired by the Jamaican government as well as industry colleagues. The (Caribbean Tourism Organization’s Lifetime Achievement) award is testimony to her long and distinguished service in the industry, having served in the private and public sectors in a variety of capacities: Area Manager for Jamaica, St. Maarten and Western Caribbean for BWIA; European Marketing Manager for the Caribbean Tourism Organisation; Jamaica’s first female Director of Tourism; and more recently, Director General in the Ministry of Tourism and Entertainment.” – Dr. Wykeham McNeill, Minister of Tourism and Entertainment, Jamaica (Jamaica Observer)


“The Trinidad and Tobago Meeting Planners’ Guide signals to the international tourism industry that we are serious about the business of tourism as we continue to position ourselves as the destination of choice for both business and leisure travellers.” – Yolande Selman, Acting Chief Executive Officer, Tourism Development Company of Trinidad and Tobago Limited 


“I congratulate the Port Authority and its leadership for securing this important grant funding ($4.4 million from the United States Department of Transportation) that will improve the infrastructure at the (Henry E.) Rohlsen Airport on St. Croix.” – Donna Christensen, US Virgin Islands Delegate to Congress (Caribbean Journal) 


“Eight years ago we set out to do something groundbreaking. We wanted to create a whole new model of resort development, an approach to luxury sustainability that the world could follow. We wanted to throw away the old norms and preconceptions, and create a destination that as well as pleasing its guests also positively impacted the local community. The opening of Belle Mont Farm is an important milestone in our journey, and as the rest of Kittitian Hill emerges, we can see the future community taking shape.” – Val Kempadoo, Founder, Belle Mont Farm at Kitttitian Hill


“Like the musical score, a mission statement is only as good as the performance it inspires.” – Keith Reinhard, Businessman


“Excellence is the result of choosing to live by personal principles and not by personal preferences.” – Bishop Dale C. Bronner, Word of Faith Family Worship Cathedral 

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