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Basil Springer
“COVID-19 has been very destructive. Many people have lost their jobs and have little or no money available. The War in Ukraine has aggravated the situation as the price of fuel is increasing. Individual introspection is required … we have to draw on that inner light to fill the hearts of human beings with a fresh cause for optimism.” – Dr. Basil Springer, Director, Marketplace Excellence Corporation / Caribbean Media Exchange Inc.

“We have all lost, we have suffered and for most of us it was difficult to cope. But we found joy in the simplest of acts and we extended compassion to each other. We began to love. But now as the world has reawakened, we are wondering, ‘How do we move forward?’ Our answer is simple: learn to lead with love.” – Maxine Attong, Gestalt-trained Certified Professional Facilitator

“Notwithstanding the fact that I tested positive for COVID yesterday (Friday, April 8) I am doing fine. I have a little congestion so I am taking decongestants. But other than that, I think I am doing well. It is evidence that the vaccines that I took … are working otherwise I presume I may have been in serious trouble.” – Gaston Browne, Prime Minister, Antigua and Barbuda (Pointe FM 99.1)

“Right now, most of us are what you call skint. So, we are going into the summer period where a lot of us do not have the necessary cash reserves. We have exhausted all of the reserves we do have and so we are very mindful of the fact that this summer really is going to matter in terms of the survivability of many of our businesses and many of our members, and we take that very seriously.” – Renée Coppin, Chairman, Barbados Hotel and Tourism Association (Barbados Today)

“Carnival is a celebration of our Caribbean culture blended with great music, high energy and a mixture of exciting foods and drinks from over 91 different cultures … we are gearing up to put our talented local creatives on the world stage and show our visitors and friends a great time after being unable to host Carnival for two years. If you have been to St. Maarten for Carnival, you are familiar with the fascinating display of costumes, colors, dance and music that we have perfected over 51 years.” – Roger Lawrence, Minister of Tourism, St. Maarten (Caribbean Journal)

“Anguilla is such a special place for me, and I have a deep love for the island, its people and their authentic passion for hospitality. The improvements that have already been made are incredible and Salamander is committed to helping realize Richard’s (Richard M. Schulze) vision of excellence. We look forward to introducing Aurora Anguilla and the beauty of its people to our Salamander loyalists.” – Sheila C. Johnson, Founder & CEO, Salamander Hotels & Resorts

“It’s time to redirect your thoughts to positive things … and it’s time to start counting your blessings.” – A.R. Bernard, Senior Pastor, Christian Cultural Center

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