We’re sorry to read that our friend Dennis Jones is moving on to other vistas. He made the announcement yesterday on his well-respected blog Living in Barbados that come the end of the month, he’s gone from the island. Dennis has contributed much to the public discussion in Barbados, especially but not limited to economic issues.
On the radio Dennis is a voice of reason and calls to action – of doing over endless talking. For, as much as Dennis loves Barbados, he too realises that we have no shortage of ideas but often have little success in carrying them to fruition – if we even try to implement them at all. Hey… that’s the truth like it or not and Dennis isn’t afraid to say so.
Head on over to Living In Barbados and let Dennis know he’ll be missed. He hasn’t said if he’s heading back home to Jamaica or where but that will probably be revealed in good time.
“Amongst the many things that seem clear to me is that Barbados is not short of people with ideas. But, there is a problem is turning ideas into action. That is a problem of a broader scale which is starting to show up more clearly as a sort of ‘implementation paralysis’.
In the case of the economy, part of that lack of action has arisen because of the health issues of the Prime Minister/Minister of Finance. But, one of the important tests of organisations, including government, is how well they can function in the absence of particular persons. I would have to say that Barbados is really struggling to function during the past months…”
… from the Living In Barbados article Which way to go?