A Roman Catholic priest is urging Barbadians to use the New Year to build their own future wisely.
Father Andrew Rosiak, one of two clerics in charge of St Patrick’s Cathedral, also encouraged his congregation during Old Year’s Night Mass to open their hearts to Jesus.
While advising worshippers to chart their course for the future, Father Rosiak related a story in which a long-standing carpenter informed his boss that he was about to retire.
The contractor asked if he could build one more house as a personal favour. The carpenter used cheap materials and his workmanship was of a modest standard.