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The short-changing of our youth

“Education would be much more effective if its purpose was to ensure that by the time they leave school every boy and girl should know how much they do not know, and be imbued with a lifelong desire to know it.”William Haley, British Editor. In Barbados,more things are changing than are staying fixed. More things […]

Reinventing financial regulation

Reinventing financial regulation

Avinash Persaud, Emeritus Professor of Gresham College and Chairman of Intelligence Capital Limited, delivered the feature address at this year’s conference of South East Asian Central Bank Governors and Deputies on September 22 in Mumbai. The event was held under the theme .Financial Stability in a Weakening Global Economic Environment Below is his presentation entitled Reinventing Financial […]

The role of trade unions

There is an understanding that trade unions play a pivotal role in the realm of industrial relations. This role is generally identified as one of providing representation to employees and negotiating better terms and conditions of service, including improved wages and salaries. In moving to carry out its core function, there is the basic expectation […]

An amazing ‘sleeping giant’

Following a Democratic Labour Party (DLP) mass canvass of the three St James constituencies back in October 2012, four months before the last general election, Prime Minister Freundel Stuart made a statement which many have subsequently applied to define his political persona. To loud applause from supporters who had participated in the voter mobilization exercise, […]

A rare opportunity

The October meetings this year of the World Bank (WB) and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in Washington D.C. present a rare opportunity for Caribbean government representatives to be heard by crucial decision makers. Ironically, what provides this opportunity is a matter most Caribbean governments would wish did not exist. It is the withdrawal by […]

Women supporting each other

I can’t believe that in less than two months we will be celebrating Women’s Entrepreneurship Day (WED) again. At the same time, the WINC Acceleration Programme that I started in February will come to an end and the graduation will be merged with the WED event. Our theme for WED this year is WE Matter […]

Staying in the game

We previously discussed the preparticipation physical evaluation (PPE) which should be completed prior to participation in competitive sports. After making sure that our young sportspersons can safely participate in sports, we need to do all we can to ensure that they remain able to practise and compete as much as possible. In order to do […]

Fitting honour for ‘Prof’ and Farmer

Fitting honour for ‘Prof’ and Farmer

It is always a pleasure to discuss feats of outstanding players and clubs in the history of local domestic cricket competitions. And when old friends, teammates and contemporaries get together for a special occasion, you can rest assured that there will be countless, wonderful stories. Such was the case last Sunday evening as Barbados’ oldest […]

Handling matters of succession

Imagine a scenario where someone has died and before the body is even cold, individuals move into the deceased’s house, sell off furniture and other items and basically take over. This scenario happens all too often. At least, there are others who prematurely call the lawyer’s office to ask what they should do (the answer […]

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