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10-MINUTE MANAGER: Rowana Sandiford

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10-MINUTE MANAGER: Rowana Sandiford

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Rowana Sandiford is manager of J.B.I.R. Floral & Gift Shoppe


Are you where you’ve always wanted to be?

Not as yet.


What is your biggest professional challenge?

Getting my business recognised more and getting more clientele.


What is your biggest life challenge?

Not being able to take family trips, exploring different countries and culture.


When you look to the future, what do you see?

I see my business flourishing.


What is your favourite pastime?

My favourite pastime is doing adventurous activities, that I never done before, I still haven’t done horseback riding yet.


What is your favourite meal?

My favourite meal is Chicken Alfredo.


 On Saturday nights, where are you likely to be?

I’m likely to be with my circle of friends at karaoke or a restaurant.


What upsets you the most?

What upsets me the most is seeing people, especially children, being neglected or not treated fairly.


What is your guiding philosophy?

Focus on your dreams and goals, making them a reality and remember to love, laugh and live, giving God thanks.  

If you had the chance to manage Barbados for a day, what would you do?

I really don’t know, there’s so much to be done that I won’t know where to start, but I would focus on families being able to provide for their households and getting the crime rate low in Barbados. (SC)