Archive for May, 2005

Youth development

Monday, May 30th, 2005

“A country where young people are vibrant and optimistic through being supported and encouraged to take up challenges. We are the Government’s ears and eyes so it can better understand the needs and concerns of New Zealand’s young people. Our work involves keeping up to date on key issues affecting young people. We actively seek […]

St. Lucia Jazz Record Best Year

Monday, May 30th, 2005

Tourism officials in Saint Lucia say that St. Lucia Jazz 2005 has been the best on record in the 14-year history of the event. At a recent press briefing on the statistical review of the just concluded event, top tourism officials announced significant increases in visitor arrivals from the main destination markets, increases in visitor […]

Cricket and Caribbean unity

Monday, May 23rd, 2005

“There is nothing more West Indian than cricket. There may be things that are more Trinidadian or Guyanese, or things that come more readily to mind when we think of Jamaica or Antigua – idiosyncrasies of each country in the chain – but no institution of government, trade or culture has been more enduring. Indeed, […]

A time to choose

Monday, May 16th, 2005

„The Caribbean region is at a development crossroads and its member nations must take significant and concrete steps to improve productivity and competitiveness and face up to a more global competition if they are to accelerate or even maintain past growth. By taking such steps, they will reposition themselves strategically as an emerging trading bloc […]

Celebration of life

Monday, May 9th, 2005

“We in this society need to cultivate this new tradition of celebration. To gather and rejoice in our lives, the beauty that surrounds us, our creative genius and love. In a celebratory mood, we’ll focus our intellects and creative problem solving capacities collectively and convert our human societies such that they become truly woven complementarily […]

Entrepreneurial Development

Monday, May 2nd, 2005

“Our manufacturing future lies in creating those products that are unique to the Caribbean as opposed to copying what those outside of the region might be doing or may have done before” – Comment by Anthony Sobers, CEO Barbados Investment and Development Corporation (BIDC), reported in the Barbados Daily Nation April 27 2005. Many traditional […]