I welcome this opportunity to thank all of you for your loyalty and hard work during the past year which contributed to the overall improved results of the Group. Even though revenue was down, the Group still returned an improved profit over the previous year.
Despite some signs of improvement, Caribbean economies continue to be plagued with high unemployment rates, high debt burdens and challenging fiscal adjustment programmes.
Despite this, the Goddard Group has remained steadfast as we have attempted to consolidate our position and remain focused on our goals of excellence, geographical diversification, the pursuit of new opportunities for growth and the improvement of operating efficiencies.
Our Group has built up a reputation for hard work, integrity and professionalism and we acknowledge the contributions of all of our stakeholders – past and present. With our diversity and resilience and with your dedication and commitment in the coming years, we can face any challenges ahead.
Christmas is the season of giving and of sharing love with family and friends and, as we celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ, we are reminded that Love is central to the Christmas story. So, let us show love, not only at Christmas time, but every day of our lives.
On behalf of the Board of Directors, I take this opportunity to wish you and your families a Blessed Christmas season and a New Year filled with great possibilities.