“You will eat the fruit of your labor; blessings and prosperity will be yours.” – Psalm 128:2   In the ever-evolving landscape of global and Caribbean business practices, the distinction between the private sector practices and operations of non-private enterprises, statutory corporations, trade unions, NGOs, churches, and the civil service is becoming increasingly blurred. This …

“Where there is no vision, the people perish.” – Proverbs 29:18 During the 1970s, a Barbadian friend, now a leading Caribbean hotel entrepreneur, stayed at our home in Trinidad and was impressed by our sweet, seedless local Valencia oranges. After purchasing a few dozen and obtaining the necessary phytosanitary certificates, he returned to Barbados. Soon …

“Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable – if anything is excellent or praiseworthy – think about such things.” – Philippians 4:8 As another year dawned in the Caribbean last week, I reflected on my New Year’s resolutions in my …

“Glory to God in the highest heaven, and on earth peace to whom his favour rests.” – Luke 2:14 As I reflect on the Christmas season, I am drawn to the multifaceted beauty of this festive period, especially within the vibrant tapestry of Caribbean culture. Celebrating Christmas begins with acknowledging its core – the birth …

“All of you, have unity of spirit, sympathy, love for one another, a tender heart, and a humble mind.” – 1 Peter 3:8 I last wrote about teamwork in this column in July 2014 in “Camaraderie Fuels Teamwork” and in October 2019 in “Camaraderie Fuels Teamwork Revisited.” My reflection on those occasions revealed that teamwork …

“Where there is no vision, the people perish: but he that keepeth the law, happy is he.” – Proverbs 29:18 This week a wave of nostalgia enveloped me, transporting me back to 2001 and the inaugural Caribbean Media Exchange (CMEx) on Sustainable Development symposium in Ocho Rios, Jamaica. The genesis of this international event, to …

“But everything should be done in a fitting and orderly way.” – 1 Corinthians 14:40 In the intricate world of business, the dynamics of economic growth is no longer a one-dimensional affair. Small states, in particular, face unique challenges and opportunities in fostering a harmonious partnership between the public and private sectors. The pivotal link …

“Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied.” – Matthew 5:6 As the Caribbean charts its course through the choppy waters of economic development, Barbados’ Prime Minister Mia Mottley has set a lofty goal: to achieve first world status for the nation by 2030. Drawing inspiration from the remarkable …

“A component of stewardship, and getting serious about finances, is managing money wisely so that we can invest in the future of our children. A good man leaves an inheritance to his children’s children.” – Proverbs 13:22 Investing in our youth is an investment in the future of our nations, it is analogous to how …