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Thursday 2nd October 2014

Porsche boss Peter Schutz believed in “hiring character and training skill”. Meet the award-winning team at holiday rentals firm Lush Locations who specialise in making vacation dreams come true. We’re not sure if it’s the gorgeous sea views from our Jolly Harbour office that keep us so bright and brisk - or if we’re just naturally shiny happy people.

Roxanne Allum, Quality Control Manager

Roxanne is kept permanently on her toes making sure all our properties are in shipshape condition for our discerning guests. A former Virgin Atlantic customer service rep, she joined us in December 2013 and loves the day to day challenge of her work. Originally from Trinidad, it’s more than two decades since Roxanne made Antigua her home. In her spare time, she loves to cook, listen to music or get back to nature among the island’s stunning scenery.

What’s your all-time favourite song? I have so many; one of them would be ‘One Love’ by Bob Marley.

Favourite Antiguan dish? I love pepperpot because it’s healthy and full of delicious local veggies like okra and spinach.

Do you have a preferred spot in Antigua? Darkwood Beach; it’s so relaxing.

What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever been given? Be positive, do everything to the best of your ability, and stay true to yourself.

Ita Crump, Rental Manager & Guest Services

There’s not much about customer service and management that Ita doesn’t know. A warm ‘people person’, this former online gaming rep joined Luxury Locations in August 2011 and has become an invaluable member of our team managing the company’s extensive portfolio of rental properties.

What’s your all-time favourite song? The gospel song ‘Jesus at the centre’ by Israel Houghton.

Favourite Antiguan dish? Pepperpot. It’s wholesome and easy, with everything thrown in together.

Do you have a preferred spot in Antigua? I love the rainforest and the feeling of being surrounded by nature.

What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever been given? It takes a variety of people to make up society. Sometimes you can feel your own role is insignificant but it takes each and every one of us to bring it all together and make it work.

Linisa George, Accounts Manager

Math may not be everyone’s cup of tea but numbers come naturally to Linisa. She loves evaluating financial systems and devising strategies to help companies run smoothly and efficiently. Born in Guyana, she has lived in Antigua since the age of four and joined the Luxury Locations team in April 2014. When she’s not at work, Linisa likes to exercise her creative gene writing poetry and plays.

What’s your all-time favourite song? ‘Africa’ by Toto. I grew up in a household where we listened to all kinds of music.

Favourite Antiguan dish? Ducana! I love anything with coconut.

Do you have a preferred spot in Antigua? Half Moon Bay. It’s most beautiful at sunrise when the water is clear as glass and the fish come around you while you’re swimming.

What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever been given? Whatever you do in life, make sure it’s something that makes you happy. Go to sleep at night knowing you did your best and will do so again tomorrow.

Terrence ‘Junior’ Samuel, Maintenance Manager

An electrician by trade, Junior joined Luxury Locations at the beginning of 2012. He has been living on the island for the last nine years after moving here from his native Guyana. Junior is an indispensable part of our team, responsible for all repairs and maintenance to ensure our properties are kept pristine and looking as good as new.

What’s your all-time favourite song? I don’t have a favourite but I am a huge reggae fan. I especially like I-Octane.

Favourite Antiguan dish? Fungee and chop-up.

Do you have a preferred spot in Antigua? Without a doubt, Half Moon Bay.

What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever been given? Work hard towards your goal. And honesty is always the best policy.


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