Hard work key!
“WISHFUL THINKING” will not result in a turnaround of the Barbados economy. It can only be achieved through creativity and hard work.
Minister of Industry, International Business, Commerce and Small Business Donville Inniss made the comments yesterday as he delivered the keynote address at the inaugural innovation and manufacturing symposium at the Savannah Beach Hotel.
The theme of the meeting was Innovation, Growth And Competitiveness: Transforming The Manufacturing Community.
“The time has come for us to endeavour to turn the [manufacturing] sector around on a path of growth. Let us start today,” urged Inniss.
“I am very concerned that we continue to talk and conduct ourselves as though the turnaround in this economy is going to come by wishful thinking. It can only come by hard work, creative thinking and capacity for hard work at all levels; the political directorate, public offices and the private sector. We cannot emerge from this recessionary period doing things the same way we were doing them coming into the recessionary period. We just have to do better,” said Inniss.