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‘Tis the season to be jolly-or is it?

This has been another tough year for the Barbados economy and real estate has been affected just like everything else. We now hear more about Standard and Poor’s than we do about our cricketers Chris Gayle and Shivnarine Chanderpaul, which confirms our cricket is just as bad as the economy. There are interesting synergies in both. When players lose form and performances are poor the West Indies Cricket Board makes changes. Players are dropped and coaches are fired, but it all results in change and a new approach. This gives us hope and optimism for better days ahead.

Our economic strategy needs a similar approach. We have been sliding down the performance ladder for some time so we need a fresh initiative and leadership. It is time for our decision-makers to show their mettle in both government and private sector and set the country on a firm financial basis going forward. There are many ways to stimulate business and provide employment in tough times other than raise taxes and send people home. Let everyone throw their weight behind the wheel and work for the good of Barbados. The vision starts at the top so let’s see some change and a better way forward.

Amazingly, despite our economic challenges our beautiful little island remains undaunted by everything going on around and on it. It is still a wonderful place to holiday and to live, so we hope the property of your dreams and how to own it lies within these pages.

Thanks to everyone who reads and supports Barbados Property News.

We wish you a Happy Christmas and a Prosperous New year.

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