Quotable Caribbean


“After January 12, the day after coming and being out here with my wife and picking up dead bodies from the ground, I felt that because of the youth of Haiti and the population, that this is not even Wyclef saying that I want to be the president of Haiti…I feel like I’m being drafted by the population right now to give them a different face, a different voice.” Musician Wyclef Jean (Agence France-Presse – AFP)



“He (Wyclef Jean) has been virtually silent, for those of us in Haiti he has been a non-presence…So, I want to see someone who is really, really willing to sacrifice for their country and not just someone who I personally saw with a vulgar entourage of vehicles that demonstrated a wealth in Haiti that – in context – I felt a very obscene demonstration.” Actor Sean Penn (Agence France-Presse – AFP)

“It feels great to beat Usain (Bolt) but deep down inside I know he is not 100 per cent. I look forward to beating him when he is 100 per cent.” Tyson Gay, American sprinter (Barbados Nation/AP/BBC)




“I have, despite the odds, done all I could to help create a viable and secure Community for All. It has been a period of important achievements as well as significant disappointments. I leave satisfied and confident however, that the Caribbean Community now has a solid platform on which to continue to build the integration movement.” Edwin Carrington, Secretary General, Caribbean Community (CMC)


“The phenomenal growth we are currently experiencing is very much due in part to the hard work of our sales teams and the travel agent community in our source markets, and we plan to strengthen these relationships over the next few months.” Nerdin St. Rose, Vice President, Marketing and Sales, Saint Lucia Tourist Board


“We are truly proud to see a Tobago nature-retreat be recognized for its green initiatives and continued efforts in sustainable eco-tourism.” Warren Solomon, Director of Tourism, Tobago House of Assembly, Division of Tourism and Transportation.


“The extent of the cut that we are faced with is unprecedented in the institution’s history and we have to see how we can cope with it because we understand the nature of the challenges that the Government is faced with.” Professor Gordon Shirley, principal of the Mona campus of the University of the West Indies (Jamaica Gleaner)

“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.

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