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Quotable Caribbean – April 24, 2011

“(Haitian-Turks  & Caicos Islander Jacqueline Charles’) work is an inspiration for  reporters who want to bring the cultural history of the African Diaspora  into the realm of greater understanding of people of color. I salute  her work as an example for inspiring and fearless journalism, meeting  the goal of NABJ’s coverage of our communities. She shines a light on  communities that deserve greater coverage and that offer black  journalists a linkage to our history.” – Deirdre M. Childress, Vice President-Print, National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ)

“By  presenting the best and brightest of our filmmakers, our intention  is  to create a platform on the world stage for Brand Caribbean.” – Frances-Anne Solomon, Founder and CEO, CaribbeanTales Worldwide Distribution

“Instead, REDjet offers a different product, no frills, but always better.” – Alicia Lynch, Sales and Promotions Manager, REDjet (Jamaica Gleaner)

“If   you are producing a service or a product of any kind and trying to  sell  at a lower cost than the cost of production, it doesn’t matter  what you  are selling; it is not a sustainable business model.” – Jean Holder, Chairman, LIAT (Barbados Nation)

“Tourism  has proven its resilience and can be manipulated and managed to drive  the process of economic recovery to the creation of real wealth for a  nation and its nationals. We need to focus on developing, refurbishing,  and innovating. Critical to this is the introduction of new technology (and)  new room-stock in order to attain a new look and ensure…that our product  and rooms remain fresh and crisp.” – Hon. Edmund Bartlett, Minister of Tourism, Jamaica

“The  Government of St. Lucia remains absolutely committed to this  process in  terms of what it means for the non-stop flights coming into  St. Lucia  and the ability of St. Lucians and visitors to connect much  quicker.” – Senator Hon. Allen Chastanet, Minister of Tourism and Civil Aviation, Saint Lucia

“We  used to have a  system for internet access where guests had to  enter  credit card information every day to get access. When you are  charging a  person for Internet and don’t have a link for them to charge  straight  to (the) room, people hate that. Especially if (it) expires  after 24 hours.  Now you just hit agree and you are on. From a user  perspective, little  things like that are enormous.” – Dermot Connolly, Managing Director, El Conquistador Resort, Puerto Rico (Hotel Interactive)

– Bevan Springer

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