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LET US PAUSE AND GIVE THANKS TO YAHWEH!

Sunday, November 28th, 2021

We must get into the habit of giving thanks. Let us pause and continue to give Yahweh thanks for bringing us thus far. As we look forward to the holiday season, it is so refreshing to hear Christmas songs on the airwaves and watch movies with Santa Claus on our television. The season is really being welcomed. I feel like singing Silver Bells because soon it will be Christmas Day. The festive season is one of the loveliest times of the year when families and friends get together in a spirit of caring and sharing in an atmosphere of peace and love.

TUMULTUOUS TIMES ARE AHEAD!

Sunday, November 21st, 2021

On the economic front, America has opened its doors to all vaccinated citizens of the world who are qualified to enter the United States of America. The same situation is also at play where US citizens who are vaccinated can travel to overseas destinations freely. This is great news for the Global Tourism Industry. The Caribbean is in for an extraordinary Winter Season. Cruise ships are coming back and the frequency can only increase if tourists keep within the established protocols and restrain themselves from behaving in a manner that will cause a surge in cases of COVID 19 going forward.

THE DEMOCRATS NEED AN URGENT STRATEGY RESET!

Sunday, November 7th, 2021

The 5 – 11 age group are all set to receive the Pfizer vaccine as the general feeling is that the USA is about to turn the corner on the COVID 19 pandemic. This is great news if people will apply restraint by not rushing to expose themselves and allow for a gradual return to normalcy.

CHANGE IS HERE – IT IS BUSINESS UNUSUAL!

Saturday, October 30th, 2021

We must not shy away from the many reasons why employees are not returning to work in the expected numbers. Many have found better ways that fuel their passion and create new opportunities for establishing home-based businesses. Another reason is spending quality time with family. Sober minded families are enjoying this period very much. Things they never did are being done. Many are experiencing life in a manner, they never thought possible. There is a higher meaning to life.

MIA MOTTLEY AND CARIBBEAN LEADERSHIP – BASIL SPRINGER COLUMN (OCTOBER 11, 2021)

Saturday, October 30th, 2021

Let us change our thinking from CARICOM (18m population) to Caribbean (40.5m population) distributed over four heritages – English (6m), French (11.2m), Dutch (0.8m) and Spanish (22.5m).

REVENUE, PROFIT, CASH FLOW MANAGEMENT

Monday, October 25th, 2021

My maternal grandfather, circa 1900, entered the job market as a teenager. He got married and started a family in his late 20s and soon after fulfilled his passion and became the owner of a hardware store and the builder of bungalows to generate revenue, make a profit, build projected cash flow, and net worth (represented by a projected balance sheet) which defined his pension plan. 

AMERICA STRUGGLES TO MAINTAIN DEMOCRACY!

Sunday, October 24th, 2021

A whole new breed of politicians now represents the citizens of the United States of America. In the past, many of us admired politics, and democracy as applied in the USA. That was until President Donald Trump arrived on the political scene. In the four years of his presidency, he changed the way business is done in Washington. His legacy is being continued in the House and Senate by his GOP colleagues who are doing everything to make it possible for his return to the White House in 2024. Voters’ rights are being trampled upon by State legislation that will see his supporters taking over the administration of elections in several states.

SMALL BUSINESS PERSONS NEED TO HEAR FROM SLISBA!

Saturday, October 16th, 2021

If there is ever a time that SLISBA is needed, it is now. SLISBA has always been an important voice of the micro, small and medium enterprises (MSME) sector. This voice has been silent for several years with small business persons left to fend for themselves. It has been almost three years of very little representation of the sector, with business persons relying on the St. Lucia Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture to know what is going on in the Private Sector. There was a time when SLISBA’s members were vocal and visible, making their presence felt. As a past Secretary/Treasurer and President of the Association, I have an interest in the Association and will like it to be a viable and vibrant entity where its members can prosper and grow.

LET THE VISION BE ACTUALISED!

Sunday, October 10th, 2021

In spite of all the crazy things happening in our world, with every passing day, we see things that we thought were impossible to happen in our lifetime. However, there is still hope. Every corner of the globe has been affected by COVID 19 which can be seen as the great equaliser. As I look around and take note of the exciting possibilities that are before our very eyes but so few are noticing them, this moment presents fantastic opportunities to build back better.

DO THE RIGHT THING – LIVE BOLD, LIVE FREE!

Sunday, October 3rd, 2021

This holiday weekend, we have an extended No Movement period and going forward the curfew will be 6.00 pm to 4.00 am. This is all in an attempt to keep people in their homes. Follow the protocols and let us assume control over the virus. It is amazing what one person with the virus can do. We have to exercise all necessary precautions to stay safe. Let us support the government in its efforts to control the spread of this virus. Together, we can do it.