“Good planning and hard work lead to prosperity, but hasty shortcuts lead to poverty.” – Proverbs 21:5 The late E.G.B. Gooding (1915-1987) was a world-renowned Barbadian botanist who carried out classic ecological studies of the island. He also made significant contributions to local agriculture, including crop diversification, the introduction of onion growing and the development …

“…for by your words you will be justified, and by your words you will be condemned.” – Matthew 12:37 On Wednesday, September 4, 2019, there was an email advising “CWI Media Advisory – Media Conference with CWI President, Vice-President and Executives. CWI invites the media to a press conference at 11am to midday on Monday, …

    “Now this I say, he who sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and he who sows bountifully will also reap bountifully.” –  2 Corinthians 9:6   Much water has flowed under the bridge since the abolition of slavery in the 19th century. Some of the fertile lands of the Caribbean are still available …

    “For it is not you who will be speaking – it will be the Spirit of your Father speaking through you.” – Matthew 10:20   I have been officially retired from my mainstream business consulting activity for many years and I am thankful that my mental faculties, often stimulated by mingling with the …

   “Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves.” –  Philippians 2:3 Last week, in this column, we revisited the Singapore model and alluded to that country’s successful strategy to diversify from the traditional tourism sector. Dr. Dillon Alleyne, deputy director of the Economic Commission for Latin …

    “Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brothers to dwell together in unity!”- Psalm 133:1 A Caribbean airline is vital to CARICOM development. The demand is created primarily by government, business, tourism, sports teams, education and trade. LIAT, at present, has 15 Caribbean destinations. Regional airline investment government policies are not …

    “And you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” – John 8:32 At the beginning of this year, the Barbados Economic and Transformation Recovery Programme (BERT) was established and the first two main issues of (1) debt restructuring and (2) reduction of government expenditure were addressed. The third BERT …

    “No one sews a piece of unshrunk cloth on an old garment … a worse tear is made. And no one puts new wine into old wineskins … the wine will burst the skins.” – Mark 2:21-22   Last week we suggested that a solution-oriented leadership approach is a preventive maintenance and curative …

    “Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, whoever sows generously will also reap generously.” – 2 Corinthians 9:6   This is the first column of my 26th consecutive year as a weekly columnist. The month of July also heralds the start of another year for Rotary International (RI), a service club with the motto …

  “The earth is the LORD’S, and all it contains, the world, and those who dwell in it.” – Psalm 24:1   In the quest towards national economic recovery and sustainable economic growth we have so far discussed smart solutions for (1) constitutional reform, (2) public-private partnerships, (3) the political process, (4) decentralized government, (5) …

  “Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it. ”  – Proverbs 22:6  In the quest towards national economic recovery and sustainable economic growth we have so far discussed smart solutions for (1) constitutional reform, (2) public-private partnerships, (3) the political process, …

    “Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.” – Proverbs 3:5,6 Well the intelligence last week, just prior to the Barbados general election, that there was a mood in the air for political change, …

“Whoever is generous to the poor lends to the Lord, and he will repay him for his deed.” – Proverbs 19:17   In this series, we have so far suggested smart solutions for (1) constitutional reform, (2) public-private partnerships, (3) the political process and (4) decentralized government. Today we look at a sensible smart solution …

    “Let every person be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and those that exist have been instituted by God. ” – Romans 13:1 In this series, we have so far suggested smart solutions for (1) constitutional reform, (2) public-private partnerships and (3) the political process. Today, …