"What we need to ensure is that the huge income that will come into Suriname from oil and gas is used bring prosperity to all Surinamese people."
"We have 365 beaches. There is no overcrowding on our beaches, there is space for everybody, there is sun for everybody and, of course, there is fun for everybody."
"The Philippines also managed to keep all its investment grade ratings intact, even as the world witnessed a wave of rating downgrades resulting from the crisis."
“We envisage investments in the region of $50 billion into our energy sector — particularly into oil, gas and green hydrogen — within the next couple of years.”
“Namibia’s stable, well-regulated financial sector is one of the country’s strengths. The sector is ready and able to support our economy’s recovery.”
“Namibia is an escape route from the crowds that offers a host of activities to suit all tastes. There’s no doubt it should be on everyone’s next vacation destination list.”
“The opportunities in Namibia are limitless because of the market access and trade agreements we have, plus everything is in place for investors to be successful here.”
“Namibia’s diamond industry has contributed significantly, not just to shareholder value, but also in terms of infrastructure, capacity building and human capital development.”
“I’m very optimistic that we will achieve our vision of being the best performing seaports in Africa by 2026, because our people are ready to drive that change.”
“The uniqueness of who we are as Namibians and as a country makes for great filmmaking. It’s a land of contrasting beauty, and the only destination with both a desert and an ocean.”
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“We’re looking forward to engaging in more partnership projects that help Namibia realize its development goals and that deliver on the promise the country holds for investors.”
“It’s Namibia’s natural beauty that attracts visitors. There are endless opportunities in our tourism industry, some we know about but others are undiscovered and we need to harness them.”
“Namibia offers something that the world is longing for. The tourist has become the traveler and, if you want time and space, Namibia has got you covered.”
“To overcome the challenges of food security, in 2014 we established a farm in the Namib Desert and pioneered hydroponics cultivation in the country.”
“Bank Windhoek’s purpose is to be a connector of positive change by helping individuals and communities to reach their full potential.”
“The leading exporter of salt in sub-Saharan Africa, Walvis Bay Salt produces in excess of 1 million tons of solar-evaporated sea salt a year, 80% of which is exported.”
“Our slogan is “feeding the nation” and we take that responsibility very seriously — we see ourselves as an extension of the government’s focus on food availability and security.”
“Our programs focus on community development, education, health, sport, civil society, arts and culture. It’s the oldest Namibian foundation and has an annual impact on one million Namibians.”
"Our strategy to come out of this pandemic is to meet the crisis on the offensive by not raising taxes or making heavy cuts to the budget, but on the contrary, by investing more in all areas where it is both feasible and economically favorable."
"We’re hoping that by mid-March we will have 70% of our population vaccinated to provide herd immunity so that we may open up our border wider for tourists."
"We are now fervently building up the infrastructure and opening the space for investment in the fishing industry."
"There has been a very firm commitment on the side of government to avoid ending up on any blacklist which might impact the reputation of the country and, ultimately, the financial sector. We are fully committed to amending all our laws to ensure they are on par with international requirements, and
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"Innovation is very important and, therefore, we have created a portfolio of innovation. The Mauritius Research Council has recently been revamped into the Mauritius Research and Innovation Council (MRIC), which falls under my ministry."
"Digital transformation has been front and center in thinking about how we leverage from technology to improve the learning experience for students, particularly in how we can make it more efficient and distinct"
"We are all jointly responsible for the world in which we live. Individually one can only do so much, but the little we can do still counts."
"Business schools have an important role in educating and preparing current and future leaders for the challenges of leading organizations that are responsible and sustainable"
"We are ranked 54 in the world and number one in Germany in the latest Financial Times’ MBA rankings. One of the strengths of our MBA program is its international focus.’’
"In the European Business School Ranking 2020, the University of St. Gallen received seventh place, the highest-rated university in Switzerland and the German-speaking world.’’
"We know how to mix cultural pluralism and interdisciplinarity to help students develop a better understanding of global issues.’’
"I would contend that the best way encourage business students to be socially responsible is to force them to confront huge systemic issues so that they can appreciate how many different interests collide."
"The reputation of the branch has been immaculate, our relationship with the regulators is one of the best, and our relationship with the U.S. corporates has been second to none."
“The pandemic accelerated innovative trends already underway in Bahrain; it put some rocket fuel behind trends including digitalization and advances in technology.”
"Last year Bermuda saw a total of 733 new international companies and partnerships register, representing a 7,5% increase over 2019 which is significant considering the impact of COVID-19."
"Bermuda’s world-class and respected regulatory regime, combined with the experience of the industry professionals and global companies creates an efficient and fertile ground for innovation."
“Equatorial Guinea is a country that has experienced unprecedented economic development on the African continent. Its medium- and long-term goals are to become a country of clear reference in Africa and even at the global level”
"The world needs business leaders who can engage and look at their businesses holistically in the context of society and this is more important now than it has ever been."
"Our goal is to create wealth and jobs in order to eliminate poverty and become a middle-income country within the next ten years. We are saying no to poverty and yes to wealth creation."
"We’re at the core of the economy and connect Reykjavik’s capital area with the economy and national business life.”