“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 …

  “Neither do people pour new wine into old wineskins. If they do, the skins will burst; the wine will run out and the wineskins will be ruined. No, they pour new wine into new wineskins, and both are preserved.” – Matthew 9:17  The Caribbean is a unique diverse multicultural, multiethnic, multireligious, multiculinary, multigenre (musical) …

  “A prudent person foresees danger and takes precautions. The simpleton goes blindly on and suffers the consequences.” – Proverbs 27:12 Last weekend, while attending a  meeting in Miami, I had the unexpected opportunity for a one day visit to the Health City hospital in the Cayman Islands, as an international patient. Health City Cayman …

“Walk with the wise and become wise, for a companion of fools suffers harm.” – Proverbs 13:20 Successful people and organizations leverage the ideas, resources and money of others to help achieve their goals. Collectively this contributes to the holistic growth of a country. In this column, I shall share some of my experiences with …

“Pay to all what is owed to them: taxes to whom taxes are owed, revenue to whom revenue is owed, respect to whom respect is owed, honour to whom honour is owed.” – Romans 13:7 Last week, a two-day island-wide blackout in Barbados crippled businesses, closed schools, shut polyclinics, gas stations, and airport check-in kiosks, …

“He who sows bountifully will also reap bountifully. God loves a cheerful giver.” – II Cor. 9:6, 7. On June 20, 2016, I published a column entitled “Investment Strategy”. The column postulated that the concept of the circular flow of money is pivotal to the vision of business success. Money for investment in individuals and …

THE BEAMING RAYS OF PROFESSOR PERSAUD’S VISION – BASIL SPRINGER COLUMN OCTOBER 14, 2019 “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” – Jeremiah 29:11 Barbados’ Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley passionately delivered the 16th UNCTAD Raúl …