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PM meets with diplomats
Prime Minister Freundel Stuart addressed his first Breakfast Meeting for Heads of Diplomatic Missions at his official residence, Ilaro Court earlier this week.
And he used the occasion to reaffirm Government’s commitment to its responsibility to make Barbados as congenial a place for the discharge of diplomatic duties as possible.
Citing, as an example the work of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in facilitating the use of the Grace Adams Suite at the Airport by members of the Diplomatic Corps, the Prime Minister reiterated that the philosophy of Barbados’ foreign policy continues to be “friends of all and satellites of none”.
Grow so that We Eat (not eat what we grow)
Land reform is a pre-requisite to development, so I expect the agricultural presentation to be strong on land reform.
The rate at which farmers on marginal lands receive their titles must be accelerated. It gives them collateral to move to the next phase and motivation to their offspring to stay and try a thing.
The economies of scale were thrown aside in the political haste to commandeer viable estates and to farm out small portions in return for political patronage.
The cost has been a fall in productivity and the migration of the population to other vocations as the small offerings could not sustain them...
US based coach hired to lead women’s football in Jamaica
KINGSTON, Jamaica, (CMC) — United States-based coach Hue Menzies has been hired as technical advisor to spearhead the development of women’s football in Jamaica following the team’s failure to advance to the 2015 World Cup finals.
Menzies, who assisted the team’s preparation during the CONCACAF round of qualifiers late last year, has been asked to help develop the national programme on the recommendation of Cedella Marley, ambassador for Jamaica women’s football.
Born in England and raised in Jamaica, Menzies is currently the executive director of Florida Kraze Krush football club in the United States.
“I’m working as an adviser right now,” Menzies confirmed.