We are often reminded that climate change is not a phenomenon to be taken lightly. However, too often we only come to grips with this important issue when an event has severely wounded an island-neighbor for the fear that our island may be the next to suffer similar consequences. And there is no telling just when that might be. In recent years, Barbados has experienced more … [Read more...] about Resilience Starts At Home: How can Barbadians take the fight to climate change?
All over the world, projects are being designed, rolled out, executed and closed every day and at any given point in time, billions of dollars are passing through the project life cycle. The implementation of these projects provides constant learning opportunities for important knowledge that could be applied in the future. However, despite the large volume of project … [Read more...] about Can Data Analytics Improve Project Execution?
By Janette Archer-Headley and Michelle Daniel The use of gender mainstreaming to promote equality and empowerment is one of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) Barbados Country Office’s cross-cutting themes in its 2015-2018 strategy. This requires a certain focus be given to gender perspectives across all activities, not only at the country level, but at an … [Read more...] about Transform a Woman…Transform a Community
Firstly let me declare my hand, I am not a faithful West Indies cricket fan. I am drawn into the role of spectator in our home, when my husband is watching cricket on television. This usually involves him screaming and shouting at the top of his lungs as if the players could hear him through the television screen. … [Read more...] about Can Lessons Be Learnt from West Indies Cricket?
The phrase Work Life Balance (WLB) has been touted in organizations to highlight the various benefits offered within the workplace to balance a staff member’s professional and personal life. These include benefits such as paid paternity and maternity leaves, flexible working arrangements (FWA), and, more importantly, family-friendly environments to support a work-family … [Read more...] about Is A Work-Life Balance Possible in Today’s Hyper-Competitive Economy?