Letter From The Editor – July-August 2022

written by BVC August 1, 2022
Letter From The Editor

Nothing speaks more to resilience and success than the power of ‘teamwork’. Whether it’s in healthcare, manufacturing, marketing, house building, or community building, people working together make all the difference. Teamwork sparks conversation and innovation, as you’ll see over and over in this latest wonderful edition of Business View Caribbean.

“How can we help?” That question is at the root of everything the Jamaica Business Development Corporation does to support the ever-expanding MSME business community in Jamaica. It is also a promise that they are here to listen and provide solutions.

The Van den Tweel Caribbean Group, a full-service supermarket chain on the islands of Aruba,
Curacao and Bonaire, makes its own promise – a unique shopping experience to residents and tourists, and fresh, quality food for all.

Congratulations to The Jamaica Manufacturers & Exporters Association as they celebrate their 75th anniversary this year! The JMEA continues adding to its rich legacy with an unwavering goal to contribute to the growth and sustainability of Jamaican businesses and the economy.

There are more milestone celebrations happening in 2022, as well, with 100 years for the GraceKennedy
Group and 40 years for GraceKennedy (Belize) Limited! Renowned for supplying ‘Best quality in the food basket’, GraceKennedy has become the distributor of choice and a respected part of Belizean society.

In Jamaica, Flexpak Limited is the go-to packaging producer that many manufacturers use for their exported and domestic-use products. Flexpak continues to invest in technology and equipment and ideas to keep pace with sustainability initiatives in the packaging industry.

When it comes to marketing, Black Ink is thriving as a self-described “chameleon.” CEO Maxine Miller’s award-winning creative marketing and branding agency out of Kingston, Jamaica is always evolving to better serve its expanding portfolio of satisfied clients. We love featuring Maxine’s smile on our BVC cover this month!

On the wellness front, Bermuda Hospitals Board is a source of immense pride and superb quality care. Director Dr. Michael Richmond shares how BHB extolls best practices in healthcare for the people of Bermuda during these trying times. His insights are both enlightening and encouraging for the future.

For years, Caribbean Housing Limited has contributed to the Trinidadian built landscape and lifescape. A pioneering, multi-faceted development company, CHL takes great pride in creating vibrant complete communities where people can live, shop, and recreate. Home sweet home…

Last stop on our journey is a visit to Mayaro-Rio Claro Regional Corporation, Trinidad’s hidden gem, just waiting to be polished. Located along Trinidad’s east coast, Mayaro-Rio Claro is home to miles of tranquil sandy beaches, delightful ocean views, and a rich canopy of palm trees. An ideal destination for tourists, the area abounds with delicious food, warm hospitality, and endless opportunities for eco-tourism. Mayaro Rio Claro Regional Corporation Chairman Raymond Cozier says the time is right to get the word out – and we at Business View Caribbean are more than happy to assist!

We hope you’ll take the time to immerse yourself in this fascinating issue of BVC. Be inspired and enjoy the read, my friends!


Lorie Lee Steiner

Editor in Chief

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