Friday, 15 April 2016

CHAT ‘BOUT: Quotables from Marlon Samuels, Mark Kenny, Diane Edwards, and more

“What we want is to showcase the best products that we have, and particularly new and exciting products that can go into any supermarket and that can go into any distribution channel internationally. We have a wide range of those products that will be on display. We also have collaboration with the tourism sector, which is a section of the expo, and that is to show how tourism relates to the product as a service and bring the Jamaican tourism experience to the expo.” – Jampro president Diane Edwards alluding to the diverse appeal of what’s on offer at this week’s 43rd annual Expo Jamaica trade show
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“I am really elated because this is the beginning of a long road towards victory. We want to do this many more times. I’m sure that corporate Jamaica will now understand that we are worth the investment. So for me this victory is very sweet, and I thank the coaches, I thank the players for all their efforts, and I thank the sponsors for all they have done to make this possible.” – Netball Jamaica boss Dr. Paula Daley-Morris reflecting on the junior Sunshine Girls’ recent triumph at the Caribbean Netball Association’s U-16 champs in Barbados
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“It is not about us. It’s about the programme, which showcases up-and-coming talented individuals who want to be given a chance at stardom. We apologize to them and to you personally. And we apologize to all the persons in the media, and women in particular.” – Magnum Kings & Queens of Dancehall executive producer Mark Kenny reaffirming the show’s mission in the wake of backlash over a recent on-air incident
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“The university needs a steady stream of donations. We can’t depend on governments alone and the taxes that are collected. We have to give something back to make our society great. We have a broad outreach. We have to get everybody to contribute something and to commit themselves to enabling our people with their creative talents to realize their full potential. If we don’t, it means that we are going to be condemned to living in a society and bequeathing to our children the lack of capacity to compete in the world around us.” – Former prime minister P.J. Patterson appealing to UWI alumni and the private sector to give back to the school
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“The way things are right now, it is forcing me to give it (test cricket) up. I would like to continue to play as long as possible. However, until things improve I doubt it. If you look at the system now, we have more senior players and a couple of young players. It means, therefore, that it could be said that we are not going in the right direction when it comes to the longer version.” – Star batsman Marlon Samuels lamenting the salary-packages dispute affecting the West Indies’ senior men’s cricket team






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