The Nation News never uses the word “CARICOM” – but you’ll get the message loud and clear. Of course, for this bit of propaganda to work the reader has to agree with Prime Minister Arthur and the Nation News that Cricket World Cup was a huge success…
Of course there were hiccups, challenges and questionable decisions made. But the fact that each hurdle raised was overcome, and we pressed on to achieve our goal, is testimony to our resolve to get this job done regardless.
On reflection it was, as Prime Minister Owen Arthur resolutely encouraged us to think, “an expression of confidence of who we are and what we can do as a people”.
Of course, today is more than just about what we as Barbadians have achieved.
It is about what the Caribbean has been able to accomplish despite the tremendous logistical and financial constraints that faced us when we started on making this Cricket World Cup dream a reality.
We came together in a manner that was never seen before by liberalising immigration restrictions, intensifying security co-operation and sharing skilled labour and expertise in critical areas.
Indeed, if there is no other legacy that has been left from the hosting of this Cricket World Cup, it will be the knowledge that Caribbean people can achieve great things as one.
… read the entire article at The Nation News (link here)