STANDARDS Link Vol 2 Issue 13 - SLBS embraces Culture
SLBS embraces Culture
An old cliché promises that, “All work and no play make Jack a dull boy”. If that be true, then SLBS may just have brought some excitement to the work place when the staff was treated to a cultural afternoon with one of Saint Lucia’s premiere entertainment icons, Ronald “Boo” Hinkson.
It was nothing short of spectacular to have had Boo mark the 35th Anniversary of Saint Lucia’s Independence with a performance of his music.
In the last three years the SLBS has taken time to focus attention on the islands coming of age, with efforts to celebrate its people and institutions.
While, it was a fun filled event, the lesson was to showcase the achievement of Mr. Hinkson, his triumphs and trials over four decades of dedication to his craft, amplifying our own reason for existing, to place value on an investment in standards and quality in all areas of life.
Further, it was an opportunity for the SLBS to highlight and endorse the exceptional efforts and achievements of everyday St. Lucians which define the Saint Lucian character to the rest of the world. As an organization which promotes a better quality of life through quality standards, it was an opportunity to show that quality does not only apply to products but to services as well.
That quality should define everything about us as a people.
Despite staging the work of Ronald “Boo” Hinkson, his excellent achievements were supposed to remind the staff particularly as we marked our Independence Anniversary, of the works of others, like, the Honorable Derek Walcott, Charles Cadet, Kendal Hippolyte, and others who define what is meant to be a Saint Lucian.
By their understanding and mastery of the universally accepted standards in their chosen fields, they show us where we stand globally and historically as a people.
The event dubbed an afternoon with Ronald “Boo” Hinkson was staged on Thursday 20th February, 2014.
Saint Lucia attained independence on February 22nd, 1979.