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Barbados Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley Illustration by Abdul Wahid, MPE

We are a region that has already solved some of the most difficult of the so-called developed world’s problems with our universal education. People don’t talk ’bout it. Our universal education, our universal health care, our stable political system … our freedom of choice and social partnerships (are) hardly ever mentioned. We are a place of critical creative thinkers … we are revolutionaries in our own way. We are inventors, artists and pioneers. We have already produced the best and we have already been the first. But why do we resist scale? Why do we not understand that scale is at the heart of transformation?” – Mia Mottley, Prime Minister, Barbados

“Nobody knows what the Caribbean population is capable of. Nobody has ever attempted to find out.” – C.L.R James, Trinidadian historian, author

“We should be featuring the views of nutritionists and food experts as well as our sports stars and legends across the media landscape on the importance of adopting healthy lifestyles.” – Dr. Basil Springer, Director, Marketplace Excellence Corporation

“Together we can chart a new path leading out of recovery towards creating a sustainable industry capable of handling future shocks while continuing to drive the region’s growth and development.” – Nicola Madden-Greig, President, Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association

“The history is rich, the people are rich with culture, and we want to showcase that to the world. And this is the best time to do it, in our 50th anniversary.” – John Pinder, Parliamentary Secretary, Ministry of Tourism, Investments and Aviation, The Bahamas

“The Caribbean is known for its desirable tourism product and as a fabulous tourism destination. The Bahamas is one of the most sought-after spots and the Caribbean is one of the most tourism-dependent regions in this world. CARPHA therefore sees the partnership with the Ministry of Health and Wellness in co-hosting the appropriately themed ‘Caribbean Health and Tourism: Pathway to Recovery and Resilience’ Annual Health Research Conference, as a serendipitous collaboration.” – Dr. Joy St. John, Executive Director, Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA)

“Puerto Rico plays a critical role in Hilton’s history, as it kick-started the company’s global growth when it welcomed Hilton’s first hotel outside the continental United States in 1949.” – Pablo Maturana, Vice President of Development, Caribbean and Latin America, Hilton

Quotable Caribbean is compiled by Marketplace Excellence Corporation, a global public relations, marketing and media company.


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