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‘I am not here to compete with no one’ –Andrew A. Cox

- Mr Cox wants to be different by venturing into an Indian Cuisine in the form of “A Taste of India”
'A Taste of India' owned by Andrew Cox and Mr Noumi Prasad, located across from the ferry dock in Road Town. Photo: VINO
Scenes from the dinning area at 'A Taste of India' located directly across from the ferry dock in Road Town. Photo: VINO
Scenes from the dinning area at 'A Taste of India' located directly across from the ferry dock in Road Town. Photo: VINO
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Andrew A. Cox stands tall among business gurus who have worked very hard for every bit of success in order to leave a legacy for their children.

A Legacy for his children

Speaking with our news reporter in an exclusive interview Mr Cox said, “The mind set behind this development is simply to have something in place for my children. I don’t want them just to say they born Tortola and ain’t got nothing.”

All of the family business developments are overseen by Andrea Cox, daughter of Mr Cox and adding to the list is the recent restaurant venture.

However, all Mr Cox's children are involved in different areas of management in his family business which includes properties and broadcsting companies.

Andrew Cox Jr is directly responsible for the promotion of all the family holding and he is now in the process of developing his own Marine based business venture while Shane Jones and Ronie Percival hold responsibility for all the technical matters within all the business establishments. 

Mr Cox admitted that he has no experience in running a restaurant business but his wife, Veronica Cox, has over 20 years of experience in the local restaurant industry and she will contribute to the management of the new restaurant.

Furthermore, he mentioned that the opportunity arose for his family to develop the restaurant and they got the chance to partner with Noumi Prasad, business owner of two restaurants in St Maarten. Mr Cox stated that he asked Mr Prasad if he would assist him with his knowledge to set up an Indian restaurant on Tortola and he “graciously accepted.”

When asked why he decided to open an Indian restaurant, he said, “I love to be different.”

Mr Cox explained that it is very important for parents to do something on behalf of their children and as a result, that is why he is securing yet another business for his children:

 “My fore parent left a legacy for me and simply because of what is happening in the territory. Virgin Islanders are the ones that are at the bottom of the food chain, so if I don’t help my children secure something of substance, they won’t have anything.”

No Indian Restaurants on Tortola

In an exclusive interview with Mr Noumi Prasad, he stated that while walking around in Tortola, he noticed that there were no Indian restaurants and that’s when he got the idea to take on a new business venture on island.

He stated that he got in contact with Mr Cox through one of his close friends. Messers Cox and Prasad met up and since then, they hit the ground running and hence we now have ‘A Taste of India’.

Mr Prasad disclosed that he is directly responsible for the day-to-day operations of the restaurant. In addition, he will be in charge of hiring individuals.

‘A Taste of India’ is located directly across from the ferry dock in Road Town.

 The official opening for the public will be announced at a later date.



15 Responses to “‘I am not here to compete with no one’ –Andrew A. Cox”

  • Yep (26/07/2017, 17:36) Like (25) Dislike (0) Reply
    This is good, we need variety. Hopefully they will be consistent with the food and service. Only thing is looking at that picture I truly hope inside is spruced up in a major way before opening. First impressions are lasting so take your time and get it right. Congrats to you guys and all the best.
  • Nice (26/07/2017, 17:41) Like (10) Dislike (0) Reply
    Best wishes Andrew...
  • foxy (26/07/2017, 17:44) Like (12) Dislike (0) Reply
  • Really (26/07/2017, 17:54) Like (18) Dislike (0) Reply
    boss man cox move forward i done ready to try something different.
  • zoe (26/07/2017, 18:15) Like (15) Dislike (0) Reply
    I will support
  • Real Good move (26/07/2017, 18:25) Like (9) Dislike (17) Reply
    Get good looking and sociable girls who will drink a beer or a glass a wine to work for you.. Who will sit and have a conversation with the customers rather than be in the back or in a corner busy on their cell. I see too much of this when I walk into a business.. Just a bloody turn off turn back....Workers can make you or break you....Serious thing bro.
  • yes (26/07/2017, 18:33) Like (16) Dislike (0) Reply
    It was a great shame that the Indian restaurant in that location closed down before. If done right this will be very popular. People are always saying we need a good Indian restaurant here. Don't make it too expensive. Have good service and you will build up a crowd of regulars.
  • DON Q (26/07/2017, 19:20) Like (8) Dislike (0) Reply
    I will be there with bells on
  • SB (26/07/2017, 19:53) Like (9) Dislike (0) Reply
    Yes sir will check you out
  • TPL (26/07/2017, 20:08) Like (20) Dislike (0) Reply
    Congrats Andrew, so happy to read this. Must feel great to return to the building where you happily worked about 30 years ago along with me. Can't wait to try it out. Good luck! Your Mom would be so proud of you!
  • musa (26/07/2017, 21:03) Like (7) Dislike (0) Reply
    great ,.,.,.,.,.., open asap we will come

  • hurry hurry (26/07/2017, 22:34) Like (10) Dislike (0) Reply
    come for curry
  • watcher (27/07/2017, 23:58) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
  • VG (28/07/2017, 07:55) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    Great location also

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