Let Us Make Barbados Great AGAIN!
Submitted by Andrew Simpson
Being a regular reader of the Barbados Underground, it would appear that many of the troublesome issues presently faced by our society are related to declining moral values and what might be referred to as the “resourcefulness index aka currency peg’.
There are persons (patriotic citizens) with a zest for achieving widespread harmony and prosperity; among Barbadians, freely offering some great ideas, that if instituted / implemented have the capacity to effectively enfranchise large numbers of ordinary Barbadians.
The challenge is for those in positions of authority – to bridge the gap, using a totally transparent, possibly digital platform that effectively engages this third sector mechanism to develop and to widely share such opportunities. Serving to empower socio-environomic enterprise development – with consensus on incentives needed can effectively overcome the abundance of socialist dependence mentality perpetuated by successive ‘politicians’ in an effort to garner votes in the outdated / antiquated Westminster system of governance. New cooperation between owners of land, labour and capital, leveraging Kingdom Principles would help in the accomplishment of a much needed rebalancing exercise.
It would be a shame for the recently renewed hope, that has brought such enthusiastic participation of citizens in a potentially new ‘accountability’ model of governance, to be wasted due to an acknowledged incapacity of our team of parliamentary representatives (limited by available resources) to adequately manage the timely implementation of compelling solutions.
Greater numbers of persons must look first outwards, determining wholeheartedly to unify in a National vision that seeks a higher purpose. Embracing Christian discipleship, joining the REgeneration and a conscious effort toward Zero waste is paramount. Practically contributing, more tangibly toward sustainable growth (GNP) will build capacity to solve the global climate and human resource crisis of our time.