Archive for April, 2005

St. Lucia’s budget 2005- 2006, just under one billion dollars

Saturday, April 30th, 2005

Elections fever in the mother country & Dominica The world’s Catholic community has a new Pope – Pope Benedict XVI. Prince Charles is happily married to the love of his life. Citizens of England and the Commonwealth of Dominica go to the polls on May 5th. What a coincidence? Here in St. Lucia, on April […]

Preserve your past, protect your future

Monday, April 25th, 2005

“We do not inherit the earth from our fathers, we borrow it from our children!” – Comment by David Brower, joint author of the book ‘Let the Mountains Talk, Let the Rivers Run’, who was twice nominated for the Nobel Peace prize – In the first decade of the 21st century, Counterpart International (operating […]

Team spirit the key to success

Monday, April 18th, 2005

„A web definition of team spirit‚ is esprit de corps: the spirit of a group that makes the members want to succeed” Charles Randall, a cricket journalist who writes for The Daily Telegraph in England, filed an article on April 14 2005 about the Kent cricket team which I think is very instructive in […]

Budget Day Is April 19

Tuesday, April 5th, 2005

In exactly two weeks time, St. Lucians will know exactly how the economy fared in the past year and what the Government’s revenue and expenditure projections are for the next financial year. Tuesday, April 19 has been set as Budget Day – the day when the Prime Minister and Minister of Finance presents the Government’s […]

Thriving in the face of adversity

Monday, April 4th, 2005

„Adversity Quotient (AQ) is the science of human resilience. People who successfully apply AQ perform optimally in the face of adversity” At a recent seminar on Destiny, Health and Wellness held in Barbados, I was introduced to AQ by a motivational speaker Dr. Paul G. Stoltz who is the author of the book Adversity […]

Just who does Ramnarine represent?

Friday, April 1st, 2005

Martin Williamson The general raison d’etre of any trade union or association is to act in the best interests of its membership. The recent behaviour of Dinanath Ramnarine, the president of the West Indies Players Association, appears to suggest that it does not adhere to that school of thought. Ramnarine’s own playing career ended prematurely […]