Press Releases & Events

Quotable Caribbean – May 29, 2011

“We want to officially welcome the Air Jamaica family to Caribbean Airlines and I am confident that we can realise the growth opportunities that are now present with us being ‘one Caribbean airline’. A truly Caribbean airline will now be of service to the Caribbean and its people.” – George M. Nicholas III, Chairman, Caribbean Airlines

“The country is now feeling the bite of this lack of investment by Government in the marketing of Grenada. We are being left behind by just about every other island nation in the Caribbean in terms of Government’s investment in the hospitality industry.” – Letter from Grenada Hotel and Tourism Association (GHTA) to Finance Minister Nazim Burke (CMC)

“Jamaica should be in the import business – importing people (to spend) cash.” – Chris Blackwell, Founder, Island Records

“We have to enhance the industry’s resilience by ensuring more focused assistance be given to properties offering mid-scale lodging throughout Jamaica and the (Caribbean) region.” – Brian Parker, Vice President, Emerging Markets and New Business Development, Choice Hotels International

“Caribbean Community governments often speak to issues pertaining to the so-called ‘brain drain’ from this region as well as the need for forging realistic working relations with the Diaspora. What remains elusive, however, is the absence of any serious coordinated regional effort to develop a sustainable programme to encourage a mutually satisfactory relationship between the Caribbean Diaspora and the public and private sectors of the region.” – Editorial (Barbados Nation)

“No development effort will be equitable or sustainable unless disaster and climate risk measures are a part of the picture.” – Ban Ki-moon, Secretary-General, United Nations (UN News Centre)

“Anything that happens in the Caribbean affects the tourism industry, positively or negatively – CaribbeanTales is one of the very positive (aspects) of the tourism industry. As the film industry takes wings in the Caribbean, CaribbeanTales is helping us to promote the (beauty of the) region.” – Sylma Brown-Bramble, Director of The Americas, Caribbean Tourism Organization

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Winsome Murphy