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SOCIAL SCENE: Royal Westmoreland celebrates 25th year

GERCINE CARTER, gercinecarter@nationnews.com

Added 08 September 2019

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Prime Minister Mia Mottley chatting with Royal Westmoreland owner John Morphet. (Picture by Reco Moore.)

Top real estate agents, Brits who have made Barbados their second home and a host of other guests joined Royal Westmoreland owner John Morphet for cocktails as they celebrated the 25th anniversary of the upscale West Coast development last week. 

Morphet invested £50 million in the successful Barbados project and said he was pleased with the outcome. So too was Prime Minister Mia Mottley who expressed gratitude for what Royal Westmoreland had done for Barbados’ exposure in a critical tourism market. She cut the ribbon to officially open the newest villa on the property.

Morphet, a former British farmer who has made quite a name for himself in real estate development, owning and managing log cabin resorts and other establishments around the United Kingdom, was full of praise for Barbados. He acknowledged the support he received from successive governments ever since he chose the island for the development.

“One of the big factors in the success of Westmoreland is that all the governments have been very supportive and made it easy to do business here,” Morphet said.

Royal Westmoreland’s chief executive officer Greg Schofield told Social Scene his boss had been “a really good owner” whose policy “has been not to take everything out, but to keep investing in the product”. (GC)

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