“Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters, since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving.” – Colossians 3:23-24 Job sustainability may be envisaged as a cyclical process. Jobs earn you money which …

  “If one member suffers, all suffer together with it; if one member is honored, all rejoice together with it.” – 1 Corinthians 12:26 CARICOM, a commendable resource base of 18 former British colonies, Haiti and Suriname with 18 million people over a collective land mass of 500,000 km2 , has evolved 60 years after the demise …

  “The Parable of the Barren Fig Tree.” – Luke 13:6-9 Last week, a regular reader of my column, in noting the relatively weak average 2019 GDP per capita CARICOM performance when compared with selected countries, passionately shared this observation: CARICOM is a large bureaucratic financial black hole lacking in a smart partnership philosophy and is …

  “He who has a slack hand becomes poor, but the hand of the diligent makes rich.” – Proverbs 10:4  The primary concern of each nation is economic development because, with good leadership, it can reduce wealth inequality and foster greater socioeconomic well-being. The collective thrust of successful businesses leads to economic growth, which drives …

“When a foreigner resides among you in your land, do not mistreat them. 34 The foreigner residing among you must be treated as your native-born. Love them as yourself, for you were foreigners in Egypt. I am the LORD your God.” – Leviticus 19:33-34 In the period after the emancipation of slavery, Caribbean people migrated to Panama …

“Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.” – Proverbs 3:5 The leadership charged with the authority to govern a country or organization (policy, actions, outcomes) is responsible for introducing best practices to achieve sustainable success. In the 21st century, leaders have the resources of people (body, mind, …

    “He that hath ears to hear, let him hear.” – Matthew 11:15     The Caribbean is a multicultural, multiethnic, multireligious, multilingual region. The Caribbean Community and Common Market (CARICOM-1973) was initially a group of former British colonies. Today, CARICOM’s membership and associate membership includes Suriname, Haiti, and the Dominican Republic. The islands …

  “Nevertheless, I will bring health and healing to it; I will heal my people and will let them enjoy abundant peace and security.” – Jeremiah 33:6 Medical tourism refers to travel to another country for medical care. The decision to seek medical care overseas may be because of (1) the lack of availability of …

  “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 …