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Former West Indies cricket captain Brian Lara
Credit: Cricket West Indies

“Having spent time with the players and coaches in Australia and in discussions with CWI (Cricket West Indies), I really believe that I can help the players with their mental approach to the game and with their tactics to be more successful. I’m looking forward to joining the group in Zimbabwe and the opportunity to work with other West Indies teams later in the year.” – Brian Lara, Performance Mentor, Cricket West Indies

“Soon we must take a side or be lost in the rubble, in a divided world that don’t need islands no more. Are we doomed forever to be at somebody’s mercy? Little keys can open up mighty doors. Rally ‘Round the West Indies, now and forever!” – David Rudder, Trinidadian calypsonian and 2022 recipient of the Order of the Caribbean Community (OCC)

David Rudders Rally ’Round the West Indies CLICK HERE for video

“Our robust performance last year is a testament that growth and expansion are realizable, considering our country’s assets and the resilience of our people. We have excelled not just in the numbers, but also in revenues.” – Latia Duncombe, Director General, Ministry of Tourism, Investments & Aviation, Bahamas

“It is incumbent upon me to show how we’ve evolved as a people and what we can do so that future generations recognize that leadership is something to which they can aspire. As tourism professionals who have benefited from everything that tourism has to offer, we have a responsibility to create opportunities for the next generation to be trained to take over.” – Joy Jibrilu, CEO, Nassau Paradise Island Promotion Board

“With the strong historical and cultural association between Jamaica and Sierra Leone, it is strategic to collaborate and strengthen our tourism corporation. Both countries have a lot to offer in tourism and we can capitalize on this to build out new experiences for our visitors.” – Edmund Bartlett, Minister of Tourism, Jamaica

“As the fastest-growing segment in leisure and entertainment hospitality for the next decade, there’s never been a more fascinating time for the all-inclusive space. Unprecedented growth and demand along with healthy competition brought forward by new players in this space fuel our commitment to pioneer next level experiences in some of the most coveted corners of the Caribbean.” – Adam Stewart, Executive Chairman, Sandals Resorts International 

“We were pleased with the accelerating pace of development activity in 2022 as the global recovery continued. The proven resilience of travel is powerful and energizing. Given the attractiveness of our portfolio of global brands, top-ranked Marriott Bonvoy loyalty program, momentum around conversions, and commitment to innovation, we are excited to continue to help lead in the growth of travel.” – Anthony Capuano, CEO, Marriott International

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