“All about the midterm elections is turnout. And participation is measured by enthusiasm, intensity, people’s interest. And President Obama – candidate Obama had it on his side in 2008. The Democrats had it on their side in 2006. Enthusiasm, intensity, passion were all on their side. Mark shields
Do you hear what I hear? I hear silver bells. The holiday season is fast approaching. Radio stations in our country play Christmas songs from the start. November 1 was not coming fast enough. Despite what’s going on in the world, this year’s holiday season will be unlike any other. The commercial sector is ready, as much of last year’s inventory will be available in stores and, hopefully, retailers will offer products at reasonable prices. I am prepared to predict that this Christmas will be one of the best in recent memory. Despite everything that is happening in the world, we continue to savor our traditions.
The world is changing rapidly and never before has it been so necessary to protect ourselves from those who might want to harm us or sabotage our freedom. I am involved in the real estate industry and am prepared to predict that there will be an increase in demand for gated communities. A few years ago I wrote a column about the direction the world was going and presented a case that unless something is done to prepare our young people to live useful lives, those who ignore their existence are likely to live in cages and be afraid to move. freely as normal citizens. Anti-theft bars were for businesses, not homes. There was a time when we thought the crime and violence we see today would never happen.
In our planning, we did not take into account the fact that the young people of our country have dreams. Reality has come to live with us. What could we have done differently to ensure a harmonious relationship between young and old, haves and have-nots? It is never too late to repair. In my profession, I constantly deplore the fact that there is a serious shortage of qualified manpower, not only in our country, but also in most developed countries. Simple trades such as residential plumbing, carpentry, masonry, cabinet making, electrical wiring, etc. – skilled workers are simply scarce. It’s time to make vocational training for home maintenance more accessible in Saint Lucia.
There is a push for agriculture in the region, Guyana is leading this initiative. How do we position ourselves in Saint Lucia? The Agricultural School of Guyana located at Mon Repos on the east coast of Demerara was once the training institution for students from the region who were interested in agriculture as a career. A few years ago I was watching a documentary and heard the interviewee say that in a few years more farmers would be driving Lamborghinis than people in other industries. We must encourage our young people to embrace the pioneer spirit. They must want to explore new opportunities. They must be adventurous. They must be risk takers. They should not sit back and expect things to fall at their feet. They must, in every effort of their life, seek to question themselves and apply themselves to obtain excellent results.
It’s time to start looking to Brazil to build closer relationships. It is significant to note that Guyana and Suriname are well on their way to establishing substantial economic relations with their neighbour.
The benefits of the road link with Guyana will be enormous. However, this should have been done many years ago. I have noted that in the CARICOM region, we tend to only maintain traditional relationships, even when they are in decline, and we rarely put the energy into pursuing non-traditional relationships. We need to fire on all cylinders and progress will be much faster. President Luiz Inacio Lulu da Silva is back at the helm after a second round with President Jair Bolsonaro. Let’s get closer this time and enter into commercial relations with Brazil, at least.
When we meet again next week, the midterm elections for the House and Senate in the United States would have been history. I did not see a clear winner from the end result. We live in a time when evil seeks to outweigh good. As the electorate continues to place inflation, crime and immigration as top concerns, Democrats seek to promote the need to maintain DEMOCRACY and overturn anti-ABORTION laws. In a normal environment, this approach would have been great. However, in today’s world, voters prefer to take a stand on their important challenges rather than challenges that may arise in the future. In my opinion, it is too close to be called, at least in the Senate.
The POWER BALL has grown to $1.5 billion. If you don’t have a ticket, you don’t stand a chance. Make sure you have your ticket.
By the time we meet again next week, many things will be different in our chaotic world. Let’s pray that Yahweh gets what he wants.
Stay healthy, stay safe and be blessed.
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