01 April 2021

Brief recollections about Good Friday 1979


“The thing split Good Friday in two And that good new morning groaned and snapped like breaking an old habit (The Volcano Suite – Shake Keane) Wi...
26 March 2021

Some Thoughts about the Vaccine Situation


A friend from Antigua wondered why Vincentians were not taking the vaccine. I saw at that time a chart from NEWSDAY indicating the quantity of vaccina...
19 March 2021

Reflecting on National Heroes Day and National Heritage Month


 On Sunday we celebrated another National Heroes Day and are now fully into National Heritage Month. What is this all about? We know that March 14 w...
12 March 2021
Marika story continues

Marika story continues


In my column of October 30, 2020, I lauded Marika Baptiste for her performance at the Lions Club South Public Speaking competition. Her impromptu pres...
05 March 2021

America’s Effusive Civil War


I am using a word we now associate with the eruption of our volcano, to try to make sense of the madness that has overtaken the “land of the free an...
26 February 2021

Confessions of a Prime Minister


(This is a reworking of a piece initially done in 2014) I was on the Shrink’s couch complaining about serious depression. It was only two months ...
19 February 2021

The Shake Keane Story (Part 3)


In a chapter captioned “The View from Tiffany’s Lounge” the author looks at Shake’s New York experience, the US being his final port of migrat...
12 February 2021

The Shake Keane Story (Part 2)


The Shake Keane Story provides not only narrative but analyses his poetry, and jazz, paying particular attention to the link between his poetry and j...
05 February 2021

The Shake Keane Story (Part 1)


THE SHAKE KEANE story is finally here. Last week Thursday, The Shake Keane Story a short but comprehensive biography of Shake Keane written by Philip...
29 January 2021

Randy’s Final Step to the Rear


Randy D ended some of his radio programmes with the words “Let me take two steps to the rear and get out of here”. Well, he has taken his fina...