July 8, 2010
“Being in Saint Lucia is being (at) home. My Mum is Saint Lucian and I have strived to maintain that one-of-a-kind Saint Lucian identity.” – Jermain Defoe, English footballer/striker for Tottenham Hotspur and the England national football team.
“We are looking down the barrel of a crisis.” – Wayne Cummings, President, Jamaica Hotel Tourist Association (Jamaica Observer)
“I often think when I arrive on one or another Caribbean island that the immigration folks would prefer that I had not come.” – Robert Crandall, former Chairman and CEO, American Airlines (Jamaica Gleaner)
“We are in the process of transforming our national economy, which for almost four centuries was based on sugar cane. We’re moving into a service economy led by tourism, information technology, banking and light manufacturing…With the help of the Bank of Nova Scotia we are developing geothermal power to totally replace fossil fuels…St. Kitts and Nevis will be the first totally green country in the world.” – Denzil Douglas, Prime Minister, St. Kitts and Nevis (Times Colonist)
“My government, with our new tourist board, will play a pivotal role in the development and organization of activities and events, with a focus on the soft periods, to increase visitor numbers.” – Hubert Hughes, Chief Minister, Anguilla (Travel Weekly)
“Tourism has to be recognised as an export and treated as that.” – Enrique DeMarchena Kaluche , former president of the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (Jamaica Gleaner)
“I am deeply upset and saddened by the unnecessary loss of lives which could have been avoided, be it of members of the security forces and over… 80 residents of Tivoli, or any other innocent Jamaicans that has occurred during this time.” – Christopher ‘Dudus’ Coke, former Tivoli Gardens strongman