Members of a Commonwealth Eminent Persons Group (EPG), that authored a report on reform of the Commonwealth, have called for immediate Commonwealth action in relation to threats against the life of Pakistani lawyer and human rights activist Asma Jahangir. Continue reading →
“A customer is the most important visitor on our premises; he is not dependent on us. We are dependent on him. He is not an interruption in our work. He is the purpose of it. He is not an outsider in our business. He is part of it. We are not doing him a favor by serving him. He is doing us a favor by giving us an opportunity to do so” Mahatma Gandhi
Who then is your customer? Any graduate of Super Service Training will respond by saying, “Everyone who I become into contact with”. This means then that politicians, parents, preachers, children, team mates, managers, CEOs, board members, the man or woman in the street or the person sitting next to you in church are all your customers. Simply put anyone who isn’t you! Continue reading →
This year’s International Mandela Day will focus on activism. Getting people to devote sixty seven(67) minutes of their time to doing something to make a difference in the world. The significance of the sixty seven? One minute for each year that Nelson Mandela – or Madiba has given in service to the world. Continue reading →
The least is not our portion, nor are we looking for the most. We are simply asking for a level playing field, 50/50 in short equality. The Ministry of Gender Affairs, St Kitts & Nevis launched on Monday 13 July 2009 a Women Issues Manifesto aptly entitled, “The Least Is Not Our Portion.” For some, I am sure this is quite ironic owing to the fact that for many of us the least continues to be our portion.
I want to publicly commend the Ministry on this milestone as it is the second in the series of Women Issues manifestos, the first one being published in 2004. It highlighted the issues that affect women and needed urgent action. These issues can only be addressed through proper governance and true representation. An integral part of this representation rest with the electoral process; women voicing their concerns and disgust in appropriate forms. The newly launched manifesto addresses issues from as long ago as the 1995 Beijing Platform for Action that to date our government has failed to initiate even after they have signed on as parties to the agreement. Permit me to list a few of the issues from the Beijing Platform for Action: Continue reading →