Business View Caribbean - August/September 2018

2 3 S Executive View Sometimes we get so consumed with the everyday muddle of casual life, that we no longer even expect things to change.We also have become so pessimistic that we believe, if things do change, they could only possibly change for the worst. In those rare occurrences in our pessimistic thoughts when things do change for the better, we assume that it was only by luck, and will last for the shortest spell possible.We have stopped dreaming, hoping, expecting the best things, of the best times, and in the best ways.We take this from the work- place to our homes, and we transfer those emotions, feelings, and thoughts over to our familymembers.And while our spous- es may have become the same way, and are immune to this aura of complacency and mundane living, I don’t quite think we understand what this energy can be doing to our children. We have the highest hopes for who and what they become.We have the best intentions for how we can assist in that development.We make decisions, the actions of which are in their primary interest.We unselfishly work longer, harder, and productively for an outcome that we hope will assist their inevitable path of success.We claim that our goal is to build up their character, instill integrity, show them how to walk with pride, and how to keep picking them- selves up off the ground amidst the many mistakes and struggles they’re bound to encounter.We know that their future is bright, even though we don’t know the future. But,we hope for the best, and we invest in their future realizing that we have no guarantee of its outcome.When they’re sick,we do everything possible to see them healthy.When they’re sad, there’s no limit to the extent we’ll go to see them smile again.This is your child, your baby,your offspring.What is there under the sun you will not do for them? Well, it’s been said of our businesses, they are our babies too.Our kids.Our offspring.What is it that you’re not doing for your business, that you wouldn’t think twice about doing for your own child at home? In what way are you not being the nurturer that you should be? In what way are you not being the encourager that you should be? When it is ailing, are you doing everything for its well being? When mo- rale is down,what are you doing to make the business smile again? How eager, and at what pace are you investing into its development? It’s future? What character are you instilling? How optimistic are you about the company’s future in spite of its continued failings and shortcomings? Do you continue to pick up the business and reinstate the importance of pride, integri- ty, resilience, tenacity? You have to answer these questions honestly and reclaim your commitment to do all you can to give your business the qualities that it needs to survive in today’s world.Whether you’re an owner, CEO,VP, manager, or ground floor employee, find a way to make these words relatable, and you will find a way to keep your life from being the mundane experience that many of us never correct. Until next time, plan, build and con- tinue to prosper. Andre Barefield AUG./SEPT. 2018 Contents 2 EXECUTIVE VIEW 4 OPENING LINES THE BEST OF TRAVEL AND TOURISM 24 BLUE BAY CURACAO GOLF & BEACH RESORT Life in paradise beckons 32 NATIONAL RUMS OF JAMAICA, LTD. Jamaica’s finest rums 38 PMI PUERTO RICO Excellence in property management BEST PRACTICES IN BUSINESS AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT 48 ANTIGUA COMPUTER TECHNOLOGY Antigua’s single source technology provider 56 CAYMAN ENTERPRISE CITY A superior business jurisdiction 70 MANGUSA SUPERMARKETS Hard work and strong faith 76 CWM INFRASTRUCTURE From good to better 84 THE SPECTRUM MANAGEMENT AUTHORITY OF JAMAICA Bridging the digital divide 92 THE QUEEN ELIZABETH HOSPITAL A new prescription Editor-in-Chief Al Krulick Associate Editor Lorie Lee Steiner Vice President of Publishing Andre Barefield Vice President of Operations Lauren Blackwell Director of Advertising Heather Mahan Research Directors Christian Combes Creative Director Dana Long Digital Strategist Jon Bartlow Vice President of Production Aimy McGrew CGO Alexander Wynne-Jones COO Brian Andersen Executive Publisher / CEO Marcus VandenBrink USA Canada Caribbean Oceania Email for all inquiries: WWW.BUSINESSVIEWMAGAZINE.COM 12559 New Brittany Blvd Fort Myers, 33907 239.220.5554 CONTACT US 24 38 92