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Effective planning for business continuity

Effective planning for business continuity

Tongues have been wagging and many are expressing their shock and sadness at the recent impact of Hurricane Irma and more recently Hurricane Maria on our region. I join in extending condolences for the loss of life and have committed to lend assistance wherever I can. In the instance of a category 5 hurricane which […]

Let’s wake the sleeping giant!

Let’s wake the sleeping giant!

This week’s article will hopefully wake the sleeping giant whose apparent relaxation is fast becoming our peril. The nation must challenge the Prime Minister to come to the rescue, do what is right, and to maximize his time left in office. The Freundel Stuart-led Cabinet should also be more mindful of their words and actions. […]

Bajan birthday celebrations

Bajan birthday celebrations

Barbadian Erica Mitchell celebrated her birthday with family and friends – in true Caribbean culinary fashion – during a brunch at Streets BK. For Erica and her brother Kelvin, it brought back fond memories of Barbados. Streets BK is a Caribbean restaurant near the sea, and is located at 53 Broadway, in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY.   […]

A new perspective of hurricanes

A new perspective of hurricanes

I’m just back from holiday and I should be rested and relaxed but the truth is that I can’t relax when my brothers and sisters are suffering. While I was away, I received pictures and videos of Irma’s handiwork and now those of the devastation wreaked on our sister, Dominica, by Maria. These scenes are […]

Another exciting competition

Another exciting competition

It is always amazing to leave the culinary arena after the finals of the Caribbean Junior Duelling Challenge (CJDC) competition and return a mere few hours later to a glitzed-up, glamourized and beautifully decorated space, befitting the event’s Gala Dinner and Awards Ceremony. It is almost as if by magic, the chef fairies come in and with […]

Bowed but far from beaten

Bowed but far from beaten

This week I was asked to provide an answer to a question posed by an influential Washington-based publication regarding the future of tourism in the Caribbean in the wake of the damage wreaked, in quick succession, by two Category 5 hurricanes. The question was disturbing.  Its inference was that tourism in the Caribbean could be […]

A 24-hour society  

A 24-hour society   

“Contrary  to  popular  belief,  a  24-hour working economy does  not  imply  that  one  works  for twenty-four hours per day, or that businesses are necessarily always open, but rather that the normal  eight-hour working day can be performed at any time during the twenty-four hour period within any given work situation.” (Kenya report on 24-hour economy, […]

Political unionism

Political unionism

Ever since the 1940’s, trade unions in the Caribbean have established a close relationship with traditional political parties. This came about as trade union leaders of that era sought to create alliances with political interests in the quest to fight social injustices. As was the case in the then British Guiana, there was a marriage of […]

An imaginary speech to the UN

An imaginary speech to the UN

I had a dream last night that Barbados’ Minister of Foreign Affairs gave the following brief speech to the UN General Assembly. Just over fifty years ago, an American general proposed to ‘bomb North Vietnam back into the Stone Age’. This was greeted understandably with horror and outrage by most of the American public and […]

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