“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, …

    “And Jesus came and spoke unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth.” – Matthew 28:18 The Barbados parliament automatically dissolved as determined by the constitution on Monday,  March 5 2018. The long awaited date for general elections is now Thursday, May 24 2018 when eligible persons will …

  “For God makes all the decisions here. God is our king. God runs this place and he’ll keep us safe.” – Isaiah 33:22   If small states are to reverse their declining socio-economic fortunes and pursue a path leading to happiness for all, we must change. As the rich get richer, the poor must …

  “Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves.” – Philippians 2:3 Last week I was invited to be a guest lecturer to a cohort of 20 participants taking the postgraduate diploma in public sector management at the Sagicor Cave Hill School of Business at the University …

  “Whoever is kind to the poor lends to the Lord, and he will reward them for what they have done.” – Proverbs 19:17   In many capitalist societies we observe that the rich get richer and the poor get poorer which defines the wealth divide. This ultimately results in unemployment, crime, economic decay and …

LESSONS FROM SINGAPORE – BASIL SPRINGER COLUMN APRIL 2, 2018   “So he Shepherded them according to the integrity of his heart and guided them with his skillful hands.” –  Psalm 78:72   This is the second article of four in this mini-series on vision and leadership transformation. The mini-series has been inspired by John …

     “Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you.” – Matthew 7:7 At the beginning of the year we identified eight challenges which, if smartly managed, could enhance the chances of holistic prosperity and happiness in 2018.   As a reminder, the …

    “I can do all this through Him who gives me strength.” –  Philippians 4:13   Three weeks ago, in this column, we fleshed out “The From Cradle to Grave” solution to Challenge # 6 – Intellectual Stimulation, the sixth of eight challenges, as we commit to working smarter towards the benefits of holistic …

  “Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.” – Philippians 4:8   This week, because of  this year’s impact …

  “And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.” –  Romans 12:2 Last week’s column fleshed out “The Power of Sharing” solution to Challenge # 5 – Financial Comfort, the fifth …