“Say to him: Long life to you! Good health to you and your household! And good health to all that is yours!” – 1 Samuel 25:6 In our routine day-to-day activities, physical well-being can be nurtured through a balanced mix of (1) good nutrition – engenders a healthy immune system; (2) appropriate exercise – builds …

  “You wisely and tenderly lead me, and then you bless me.” – Psalm 73:24   This is the 15th column in the series “Tourism is our key”. These columns summarize the Caribbean tourism opportunities which are available as we pivot to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic and reinstate our livelihoods that have been severely affected …

  “Sing to the Lord a new song; sing to the Lord, all the earth. Sing to the Lord, praise His name; proclaim His salvation day after day. Declare His glory among the nations, His marvelous deeds among all peoples.” – Psalm 96: 1-3   Mark Honigsbaum’s “The Pandemic Century – A History of Global Contagion from the Spanish Flu to COVID-19” has been heralded as a …

  “Live in harmony with one another. Do not be haughty but associate with the lowly. Never be wise in your own sight.” – Romans 12:16 The community-based tourism opportunity involves residents of the destination (often rural, poor and economically marginalized), who invite tourists to visit their communities. Locals provide overnight accommodations and meals, and …

  “Do not judge, and you will not be judged. Do not condemn, and you will not be condemned. Forgive, and you will be forgiven.” – Luke 6:37 Christmas is celebrated by billions the world over and the Caribbean is no exception. The spirit of the Christmas season, centered around our families and friends, is one of giving, …

  “For life is more than food, and the body more than clothing.” – Luke 12:23  On July 20, 2020, Howard Schneider penned an article entitled “When the U.S. sneezes, the world catches a cold. What happens when it has severe COVID-19?” – https://www.reuters.com/article/us-global-economy-usa-analysis-idUSKCN24L0EO . That was nearly four months ago! There is now uncertainty …

  “Good planning and hard work lead to prosperity, but hasty shortcuts lead to poverty.” – Proverbs 21:5   The Caribbean is a leading, exquisite, warm weather, diverse multicultural, multiethnic, multireligious, multiculinary, multilingual, multigenre (music) tourism-based region. Global leisure, business, sports and entertainment travelers yearn to visit.   The Caribbean tourism sector, by dint of its …

    “And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.” – 1 Corinthians 13:13   This was the week that was! The week culminated with a most impressive state funeral – https://www.facebook.com/NationBarbados/videos/317520732924011 – in honour of former Barbados Prime Minister Professor the Right Honourable Owen S. Arthur. …

    “Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honourable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.” – Philippians 4:8 The nation of Barbados prepares to pay its last respects to Professor the Right …

    “Now all glory to God, who is able, through his mighty power at work within us, to accomplish infinitely more than we might ask or think.” – Ephesians 3:20 In a column I penned just under a year ago, entitled “CARIBBEAN SUSTAINABILITY” (https://nothingbeatsbusiness.com/2019/07/caribbean-sustainability-basil-springer-column-monday-on-july-29-2019/), I posed the question “When are we going to open …

    “You, my brothers and sisters, were called to be free. But do not use your freedom to indulge the flesh; rather, serve one another humbly in love. For the entire law is fulfilled in keeping this one command: Love your neighbor as yourself.” – Galatians 5:13-14   In the face of an unstable …

    “Do everything in love.” – 1 Corinthians 16:14   Those of us who are occupied as housewives or househusbands, are retired, home-school children, have a virtual job enabled by digital technology or conduct business from home, tend to naturally manage our time in a home environment.   On the other hand, when a …

  “Now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.” – 1 Corinthians 13:13   The secret formula, which underpins the way forward as we vision and plan our future post-COVID 19 dispensation, is to be found in the inspiring Caribbean video “We got this” – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EXcY7MK7X6Q .   …

    “O afflicted one, storm-tossed and not comforted, behold, I will set your stones in antimony, and lay your foundations with sapphires.” – Isaiah 54:11.   COVID-19 is a tough, rampant and persistent virus which has led to a global health care crisis. We know little about the COVID-19 pandemic response cycle. We are …

    “Then they cried to the LORD in their trouble, and he saved them from their distress. He sent out his word and healed them; he rescued them from the grave. Let them give thanks to the LORD for his unfailing love and his wonderful deeds for mankind.”  Psalm 107: 19-21   Our generations …

  “Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brothers to dwell together in unity!” – Psalm 133:1   What a week as we watched the COVID-19 virus attack homo sapiens on planet earth – https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/#countries. Despite the political, economic, spiritual, social and ethnic diversity, it is war against this microscopic enemy and we …

  “Say to him: Long life to you! Good health to you and your household! And good health to all that is yours!” – 1 Samuel 25:6  Seven years ago to the day, as a CARICOM citizen, I decided to relocate from Barbados to Trinidad. I was officially retired; it was a journey into the unknown …