At this event, exactly a year ago, Vice Chairman Sarah St. George closed her presentation with a referenced quote by Michael Eisner of the Walt Disney Corporation, in which he said, “Successful partnerships promote common sense, a common purpose, and strong ethics. Partners must value trust, keep egos in check, and put a premium on not just brains, but human decency. If we’re in an age where loss of integrity is an ever growing concern, then partnerships counter that”. A Harvard University study showed, there was one overriding cause of happiness…“sustained relationships over a long period of time. Passing wisdom on to future generations; being adaptable and able to bounce back from disappointments; and being comfortable with the way someone else views the world. To summarize: Working together is much better than working…alone”.
Where Madam Vice Chairman’s stimulating presentation ended, this one commences. Ladies & gentlemen, I submit to you that Grand Bahama’s successful resurgence and revitalization, is not solely hinged on the accomplishments, or not, of the Grand Bahama Port Authority, but rather requires the commitment, innovation and cooperation of all its stakeholders, public and private sectors, you and me: this is Our Island, Our City, Our Home.