It’s important to help our neighbours – especially when times are tough...
I am often amazed by the resilience of the Caribbean soul. As residents of this region we have withstood so much that would bring many others to their knees, be it natural disasters, political setbacks or economic decline. One of the common traits that makes me most proud is the manner in which we band together to assist each other and neighbouring territories in times of crisis... truly our brother’s keeper. One such occasion was the devastating floods that followed the torrential rainfall on Christmas Eve last year in St Lucia, St Vincent and The Grenadines and Dominica. We at LIAT played our part in transporting relief supplies to those affected and were inundated with calls from various quarters offering assistance. Rebuilding efforts continue in these countries and I encourage you to contribute in whatever small way you can to the process, whether tangible or intangible. Thankfully, most of the time our job entails moving people around the region for positive and proactive reasons – a holiday, a family reunion or a business trip. However, these are the times when it really matters, in building and facilitating true Caribbean community spirit. While on the topic of pride, I must make special mention of Tessanne Chin, who waved the Caribbean banner high with her win in The Voice last year against all odds, and thank her for graciously accepting to charm our cover with her presence. Did someone say wedding season...? Yes, that time is upon us. It’s no surprise that many couples choose to tie the knot on our beautiful islands, and for anyone considering this as a possibility, you’ll find a 10-page guide to help you plan every detail of your big day. We’ll also take you on adventures to Martinique and Puerto Rico and invite you to join us in celebrating some of the incredible wildlife unique to our region. So let’s all do our part in being true Caribbean citizens and shine bright to the world in how we handle our difficulties as well as triumphs and, as always, Live Life To The Full!
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