Archive for January, 2005

In search of excellence

Monday, January 31st, 2005

“…one of the main clues to corporate excellence has come to be specific incidents of unusual effort on the part of apparently ordinary employees…” – Excerpt from the introduction to the book ‘ In Search of Excellence’ by Thomas Peters and Robert Wateman which was first published in 1984. The social partners in Barbados have […]

Support for Guyana

Saturday, January 29th, 2005

The Guyana St. Lucia Association is joining with other Guyanese and their Organisations around the world to lend support to our brothers and sisters who have suffered the worst floods in several decades. Many religious persons will say it is thee warning of God upon the nation of Guyana. However, Guyana is experiencing the effects […]

The right mix for economic growth

Monday, January 24th, 2005

“…We have learnt one lesson and one lesson alone, that is how not to live together in unity. We have evolved a formula for living together, but not having any strength…The soul of this community has to be laid bare, and there is no better time to do that than when we are preparing for […]

The new cultural economy

Monday, January 17th, 2005

“The creative industries are, in the popular definition of the term – those activities which have their origin in individual creativity, skill and talent and which have a potential for wealth and job creation through the generation and exploitation of intellectual property” – If we reflect on our history we think about the progression […]

A call for 2005 to be a year of serious action by Guyanese at home and abroad

Friday, January 14th, 2005

I returned to St. Lucia on January 3, after eleven wonderful days in Georgetown, Guyana. I am very thankful for the experience and I felt the pain and the joy of my fellow Guyanese as we weathered the difficulties brought about by the floods. Very few people who lived in Georgetown escaped putting their feet […]

Social Partnership – The NGOs and the media

Monday, January 10th, 2005

“The World Bank defines NGOs as ‘private organizations that pursue activities to relieve suffering, promote the interests of the poor, protect the environment, provide basic social services, or undertake community development’. In wider usage, the term NGO can be applied to any non-profit organization which is independent from government. NGOs are typically value-based organizations which […]

Here today, gone today!

Sunday, January 2nd, 2005

“The real measure of your wealth is how much you’d be worth if you lost all your money” – Bernard Meltzer quotes As we reflect on the events of another year, as an individual, a family, a community, a nation, a region or a universe, we are rudely awakened by the impact of the […]