Episode 15: Our Educational System Will Not Sustain Our Economic Future—And Here's Why

This episode's discussion features Benjamin Niles, Chairman of the Barbados Vocational Training Board (BVBT), and centres on education. Our host Collis Williams purports that we the people of the Caribbean are not harnessing the power of logistics as we should; a problem that is clearly rooted in the way in which we were educated. Niles argues that we were taught to retain and regurgitate instead of the power of creative thought. The two agree that in the Caribbean, education as we know it must desperately be reinterpreted, and offer a few suggestions on how we can go about this behemoth of a task.

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Episode 14: Tapping Into Barbados' Billion-Dollar Energy Sector

In this episode, we speak to William Hinds BJH, SCM, Chief Energy Conservation Officer in the Ministry of Energy and Water Resources. We discuss the opportunities that exist in the emerging renewable energy sector for both individuals and companies as well as the change his ministry plans to bring to Barbados in the coming years.

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Episode 13: A Spotlight on Entrepreneurship

We open the year 2019 with a discussion on entrepreneurship featuring the General Manager of the Barbados Youth Business Trust (BYBT), Cardell Fergusson. Do we have a true understanding of what entrepreneurship really is? Are we confusing entrepreneurship with self-employment? Will a failure to understand this difference be to our detriment in the long run, especially as there is a current drive to herd retrenched workers into the direction of entrepreneurship?

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