COVID-19 has sent a shockwave to the world and jolted the tourism industry that is the major economic earner for Barbados and most of the Caribbean . National Tourism Initiative (NTI) has therefore targeted the Tourism Sector and its ancillary services as the first set of stakeholders to launch its e-modules to usher in a culture of national excellence that resonates with all Barbadians and develops a nation of creative, empowered thinkers.
If you are a descendant of enslaved Africans, the fact that you are reading this is also living testimony that your ancestors did more than just endure. They aspired. They had hope. Existing for hundreds of years in bondage, stuck for generations deep, being considered as beasts of burden, and still they aspired to freedom, for better. Think about it. What kind of indomitable spirit must a person have to risk learning to read, knowing that by sowing seeds of knowledge they risked reaping a whipping, and probably it would not bring any change in their status as slave? Without clear sight of the end they pressed ahead. With hands and feet restricted, they understood that the key to freedom was in their heads.