Archive for August, 2015


Monday, August 31st, 2015

So began the “independence” landslide with all of the original 10 territories which comprised the West Indies Federation pursuing their individual destinies. The exception was Montserrat, the smallest of the territories, which has remained an overseas dependency of Britain up to this day. There has been no other successful attempt at a Caribbean political union which in my opinion has stymied economic growth in the region. Maybe, in time to come.


Sunday, August 23rd, 2015

Other popular annual festivals on the island are: Barbados Reggae Festival, Holders Season (a celebration of music and theatre), Holetown Festival (first settlement of Barbados by the British), Oistins’ Fish Festival, Barbados Food and Wine and Rum Festival, Open House Programme (showcasing Barbados’ most historic, luxurious or architecturally captivating homes), Open Gardens, Celtic Festival (historic links) and GospelFest.


Thursday, August 6th, 2015

As their website – – states: “Health City Cayman Islands, the consummate healthcare experience, provides healthcare services with a total focus on delivering an exceptional patient experience. If you are a medical traveler coming to Health City, or are already situated in the Cayman Islands or broader Caribbean region, you can be assured you will be treated by highly qualified specialists. You will know that while your healthcare is very affordable, there are no compromises to your quality of care, safety and overall healthcare experience. It’s quite the contrary. As a Health City patient you will receive a ‘Five Star’ experience across the continuum of your entire patient experience”.


Thursday, August 6th, 2015

ALL HANDS ON DECK – BASIL SPRINGER COLUMN WHICH WILL APPEAR IN THE BARBADOS ADVOCATE’S BUSINESS MONDAY ON AUGUST 3, 2015 “In his heart a man plans his course, but the LORD determines his steps.” – Proverbs 16:9 In the 1960s the so-called More Developed Countries (MDCs) in the Caribbean – Jamaica and Trinidad and […]