As we come to the end of another wonderful year I wish to thank you, the members of the Goddard Enterprises team, for your hard work and commitment throughout 2015. It is because of your efforts that the Group has achieved a record financial performance. Though the performance of the Caribbean region has generally remained unchanged from 2014 where unemployment and fiscal deficit remain high, strategically this year has been a success for us as we have realigned and streamlined some sectors of our business, and look forward to further growth in 2016 as these initiatives gather momentum.
In the past year we completed an employee survey across the Group to learn how you feel about the Group and your job. This will form a benchmark so that when we repeat the survey in coming years we can see the effect of our efforts to address the issues that are important to you. The success of the Group depends on the combined effort of every team member, and when we all pull together the sky is the limit!
I am heartened to be part of a Group that not only demonstrates caring and generosity during the Christmas season but throughout the year, as some of our companies readily responded to the plight of our Dominican neighbours in the aftermath of Tropical Storm Erika in August. This shows the character of our people and we should all be proud to belong to an organisation such as ours.
I would encourage us all, during this Christmas season, to remember those less fortunate than ourselves, and continue in this spirit of giving and selflessness and to live the values upon which our company has been built.
On behalf of the Board of Directors, I take this opportunity to wish you and your families a Blessed Christmas and a New Year filled with great possibilities.