Jilkes: World Cup could have spill-off for SVG
March 24, 2005
Jilkes: World Cup could have spill-off for SVG

Caribbean Sun’s Chief Operating Officer Edward Jilkes has credited St. Vincent and the Grenadines for opening up more places in the Caribbean, especially in the southern region, by aggressively striving to have the airline.

Jilkes noted that tourism in the Caribbean is progressing, particularly in sport and highlighted the 2007 World Cup Cricket. {{more}}He said that although St.Vincent and the Grenadines will not be hosting the event the country will still be accommodating some of the guests and will get spill-offs from the international event.

President of Caribbean Sun Yolanda Suarez described the touch down of the airline as a perfect example of overcoming challenges through a hard working team which persevered. She pointed out that through continued partnerships, Caribbean Sun hopes to go beyond the expectations of their travellers with their comfort and reliability. The president noted that this is exemplified in the vision of their founder Allan Stanford, who believes that the Caribbean can achieve economic development and still maintain its natural beauty. The top executive informed the media that there were many air regulatory hurdles that they overcame to eventually get to the successful point at which they are now.

Saurez described the occasion as a wonderful day and also praised Minister of Tourism René Baptiste for being what she described as “a tireless advocate for this country.” This she said, was not only to have Caribbean Sun in St.Vincent, but also to ensure that this country becomes the hub of the region.

Saurez stressed that for a country to progress, it must have efficient quality air service and her company understood this. She said with challenges like high fuel prices, other airlines continue to cut back on staff, equipment and the quality of their service to stay in the air. Saurez again expressed Caribbean Star and Caribbean Sun’s commitment to staying in the air for travellers and their workers.

At the function, overlooking the beautiful 18-hole golf course, church and scenic panoramic view, Saurez awarded the Caribbean Sun’s Chief Operating Officer Edward Jilkes with the “Caribbean Sun Pin” which recognizes workers who have given outstanding service for over five years. Saurez also presented Minister Baptiste, Permanent Secretary Andreas Wickham and Acting Director of Tourism Vida Bernard with miniature Caribbean Sun aircraft.