The advent of globalization has impacted, both negatively and positively, the Barbadian social and economic landscapes. Globalization has required Barbados to raise its competitive advantage in many sectors, and has forced policy makers to craft new strategies that would ensure the continuous development and advancement of the country’s human resource. The need to focus on our human resource stems from the basic fact that it is our main resource, and it is through our human capital that we have, and will continue to strive for sustainable social and economic development.

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Editor’s note: Readers should note that the creation of this issue of the Challenge to Change Magazine commenced before the Ministry of Labour Social Security and Human Resource Development (MLSD) portfolio was changed to Ministry of Labour and Social Partnership Relations (MLSP). Therefore, readers may still see references to MLSD in some articles.

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