Letter From The Editor – December 2022

written by BVC January 2, 2023
Letter From The Editor

All across the islands, companies in all areas of business are looking back over the last year as they set their sights on a new fiscal quarter ahead and the fast-approaching holiday season.

Merrier than in previous years where we witnessed many companies repeatedly cut staff and roll back production to meet the newfound realities of the pandemic, this year brought growth in both revenue and hiring. The sun is firmly shining on the Caribbean with bright prospects for 2023.

We had the privilege to speak to several Caribbean-based companies in sectors ranging from insurance to construction and gather their perspectives on getting back to business as usual to meet increasing business demands.

We sat down with the State Insurance Company to talk about coverage needs in the realm of liability, auto, and catastrophic insurance for both commercial and private clientele.

Construction continues to boom as we close out 2023. We spoke with both JPK Development and Edgewater Development about the growing need for varied housing options and the focus on exclusive sought-after designs borne out of both of the developers’ expertise and in-depth knowledge of the region.

A rosy financial picture summed up the past year for Berger Paints Barbados Ltd. With business back to pre-pandemic levels, the painting expert continues to brush strokes over the competition, while providing construction professionals the very best in painting supplies. Gorham’s Ltd follows suit with revenue up and customers lining up to take advantage of the many construction and home-related products it has on offer.

From the construction trades to relaxing in the ocean breezes, Carlisle Bay Resort Antigua continues to lead the tourist pack with first-rate amenities, providing a welcoming oasis for guests that choose to take in the resort’s charms.

With a successful 2022 under their belts, all the companies that we profiled have proven once again that the Caribbean has so much on offer and untapped potential as we welcome a new year ahead.

I would like to wish all of our valued readers the most wonderful of holiday seasons and may 2023 bring joy and laughter and good health as well as valued time with the ones you love.


Karen Surca

Editor in Chief

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