Marketplace Excellence Corp

January 3, 2011

“The Government will give this great son of the soil and the veritable Grandfather of our Nation (Sir Ellis Clarke) a State funeral, as is befitting his status and accomplishments as one of Trinidad and Tobago’s greatest legal and academic minds and a contributor to nation building.” – Kamla Persad-Bissessar, Prime Minister, Trinidad and Tobago (CMC)
“Despite the challenges experienced we saw increases in arrivals and occupancy over 2009. People still wish to travel and many still wish to come to Barbados. In 2011, we expect increased competition from regional and international destinations in terms of product. We have to counter this by intensifying our activity in developing our brand and engaging the entire Barbados community.” – Colin Jordan, President of the Barbados Hotel and Tourism Association (Barbados Nation)
“2011 will be an equally strong growth year for Jamaica as 2010.” – Edmund Bartlett, Minister of Tourism, Jamaica (Jamaica Gleaner)
“The matter with ECCAA (Eastern Caribbean Civil Aviation Authority) was primarily a legal one and the outcome of the talks suggested that the regional body acted prematurely in grounding the carrier (CARICOM Airways) as they did not have any legal basis. As Attorney General I considered it my duty to assist the Minister of Tourism and Government in general in this matter and I can assure you that it was very successfully resolved. We intend giving CARICOM Airways as much support as possible in keeping with our long term goals of making St. Lucia a hub for tourism development and travel within the region, that essentially is our interest.” – Laurenzo Rudolph Francis, Attorney General, Saint Lucia (CMC)
“I have embraced the opportunity and the invitation to serve the people of St. John as their representative, not only in Parliament and in the media, but importantly, at their homes, in their communities, and always in their best interest.” – Mara Thompson, widow of the late Prime Minister of Barbados Hon. David Thompson (Barbados Nation)
“As you prepare your New Year’s resolutions, remember affirmations without discipline lead to delusion.” – Pastor A.R. Bernard, Christian Cultural Center, New York
“In Barbados, if we want to become the #1 entrepreneurial hub in the world by 2020, we must adopt and practise a zero defects culture. This implies total quality in whatever we do: quality of product or service, punctuality, productivity, innovation and access to finance.” – Dr. Basil Springer, Caribbean Business Enterprise Trust (Barbados Advocate)
“Quotable Caribbean” is compiled by Marketplace Excellence, a full service, integrated marketing agency committed to excellence in the fields of public relations, marketing and media coaching.