The Chairman of the Grenada Tourism Authority Barry Collymore says a caution he issued in August 2020, is still spot- on today, as the Caribbean, especially the tourism industry faces new Covid-19 realities.
Mr. Collymore wrote in August last year – “Caribbean Governments should take the Latin phrase, Festina Lente, hasten slowly, to their reopening plans. These re-openings should be performed with a proper balance of urgency and diligence. If tasks are rushed then mistakes are made and successful long-term results are not achieved”.
Mr. Collymore went on to add that “they should also probably note that it is the countries which are able to produce adequate protocols; enforce strict compliance laws; unite the population and execute all plans flawlessly that will be the most successful. The ones that rush to open and to get back to normal will most likely get the worse results. And the people of the region willing to make the most sacrifice and exercise the most patience will be the ones who will have the best results.”
Mr. Collymore’s comments were made in a television show Perspectives and this extract placed on LinkedIn. https://lnkd.in/ejTuiQc