2 3 B Editor-in-Chief Al Krulick Associate Editor Lorie Steiner Director of Advertising Lauren Blackwell Research Directors Paul Payne Brendan McElroy Josh Conklin Lisa Curry Joanna Whitney Matthew Mitchell Christian Combes Digital Strategist Scott Mosquera Alyson Casey Director of Administration Creative Director Dana Long Vice President of Business Development Erin O’Donoghue Vice President of Publishing Andre Barefield CGO Alexander Wynne-Jones COO Brian Andersen Executive Publisher / CEO Marcus VandenBrink Executive View Business Viewers, how is it going? It’s interesting how we are in direct communication with over 460,000 of you every month, and some of you even more often than that, but it never fails that when it comes time for me to write this column, that I get really excited, and feel that it’s been far too long since we’ve last spoken. That’s also why I tend to ramble on, and on, and on, and…. on……..and on…and…(you get the picture). But, I also get to hear you all say that you like what you’re reading, and I haven’t heard one of you gripe or moan about it yet, so, thank you for being a dedicated member of the family. We really appreciate your desire to make us the source that you slow down to read about executive business in the Caribbean. We hope to never disappoint. That said, speaking of family. As a member of CARICOM, and the voice of executives throughout the CARICOM, we often take for grant- ed all of those who have dedicated their lives to the mission of uplifting the Caribbean tourism sector - from airports, to resorts, and all of the ad- venturers in between. Organizations like the Caribbean Hotel and Tour- ism Association and the Caribbean Tourism Organization work tirelessly through storms and economic reces- sions to make sure that the tourism sector, the lifeblood of the Caribbe- an economy, is well-marketed and achieving growth through it all. For that reason, I want to yield some of my rambling to shout out one of the Caribbean family mem- bers that has fought, in more ways than one, to further the tourism agenda: Andre Barefield MAY/JUNE 2018 Contents 2 EXECUTIVE VIEW 4 OPENING LINES BEST PRACTICES IN BUSINESS AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT 26 MINISTRY OF FINANCE AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT – CAYMAN ISLANDS A conversation with Hon. Minister Roy McTaggart 36 ENCOMPASS LIMITED Uncompromising quality 46 MINISTRY OF TOURISM – CAYMAN ISLANDS Tourism is everybody’s business 56 ARCH AND GODFREY Building relationships 64 BEST OF BARBADOS Locally designed, locally made 72 FOSRICH COMPANY, LTD. First in class, best in class BEST PRACTICES IN TRAVEL AND TOURISM 82 MAGDALENA GRAND BEACH & GOLF RESORT, TOBAGO Oceanfront luxury at its best WWW.BUSINESSVIEWMAGAZINE.COM 36 46 82 USA Canada Caribbean Oceania Email for all inquiries: 12559 New Brittany Blvd Fort Myers, 33907 239.220.5554 CONTACT US Until next time, plan, build, and continue to prosper. We’d like to pay tribute to Bonita Morgan, Director of Resource Mobiliza- tion and Development of the Caribbean Tourism Organization, who recently lost her battle against cancer. Having been with the CTO for over 12 years, she was dedicated to providing opportunities and hope to many different groups and causes during her tenure, as was well exemplified in one of her most recent efforts, among many, of raising funds for needy families through the Yes We Care program at Baobab Tower, the building at which the CTO headquarters is housed in Barbados. By encouraging members of staff of the various offices to contrib- ute $1 each month, the program helped at-risk families, as well as the Caribbe- an Dyslexia Association, and collected supplies for Dominica after the passage of Hurricane Maria, last year. There is much more that can be said of Bonita, and her tireless commitment to make the Caribbean region the best region in the world. However, we would feel remiss in not showing our appreci- ation for a person whose impact on our lives will live forever. We send peace, strength, and support out to the entire Morgan family, and all of the extended family members and friends of this won- derful angel. REMEMBERING BONITA