SURVIVE OR TRANSFORM? Why it is now or never for a new development model in Barbados.

That’s the topic of the annual Grantley Adams Memorial Lecture to be held on Thursday, May 11, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. at the Grand Salle, Central Bank of Barbados.

Development economist Marsha Caddle, the Barbados Labour Party (BLP) candidate for St Michael South Central, will deliver the lecture.

Caddle will look at why the current approaches are no longer enough to realize the levels of economic and social progress expected at this stage in our development. The lecture will also explore what needs to be done differently if Barbados is to truly thrive in every dimension in the decades ahead.

Caddle’s areas of specialization are institutional and human development economics, including governance; financing for development and poverty, inequality, social protection and labour markets. She most recently worked as a Governance Specialist with the Caribbean Development Bank.

National Hero Sir Grantley Adams at the helm of the BLP constructed the five pillars on which modern Barbados rests – heath, education, housing, national security and opportunities for social development. Most importantly, they attained the

right for Barbadians to vote, enabling us to fashion our own future based on the leaders we choose.


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