Quotable Caribbean August 15 – 21, 2010

By Nerissa Golden

“The significance of this arrest (the arrest of alleged drug trafficker José Figueroa-Agosto of the Dominican Republic) can’t be overstated. He was the head of a major drug trafficking organization. This arrest shows that the bad guys can be brought to justice.” – Dr. Ivelaw Lloyd Griffith, Provost of York College at the City University of New York and an advisor for Caribbean governments on how to combat drug trafficking. (TIME)



“JetBlue’s new All You Can Jet Pass is a major innovation in the travel industry. With the carrier’s continually growing service to both Montego Bay and Kingston, this promotion is a perfect fit for the Jamaica Tourist Board, and we’re excited to join JetBlue in this venture.” – John Lynch, Jamaica’s Director of Tourism



“Traditionally, the meetings and conference markets have always been a significant niche market for Trinidad and Tobago and in the latest annual statistics for 2009, there were approximately 72,000 business and convention stopover visitors, accounting for roughly 21 percent of total stopover visitors.”– Ernest Littles, President, Tourism Development Company of Trinidad and Tobago (Trinidad and Tobago’s Newsday)

“I am for medical tourism and I started to try to set up a facility for medical tourism more than 10 years ago. I think medical tourism can be very good and powerful for the country.” – Dr. Conville Brown, founder of The Medical Pavilion Bahamas (The Tribune – Bahamas)


“Almost half of people want to get married abroad to avoid distant relatives and unwanted acquaintances.” – New research by Sandals Resorts (TravelMole)



“We all have been suffering from the effects of the global economic downturn, but we (are) also having some issues on just the Anguilla front that are unique to us as a destination. And one of those issues is access into Anguilla.” – Candis Niles, Director of Tourism, Anguilla Tourist Board (Travel Agent)

“If you drive a taxi, if you fly a plane, if you work with Customs and Immigration, or even if you sit behind a desk but come into contact with visitors, the people of the Caribbean expect you to take tourism, the business of the Caribbean, seriously.” – Hugh Riley, Secretary General, Caribbean Tourism Organization (Barbados Nation)


“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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