07 May 2021
The ‘PR’ I knew

The ‘PR’ I knew


Parnel was my close friend, perhaps my best friend at primary school in Barrouallie. He was then known as ‘PC’- Pernel Campbell. (I suspect that ...
30 April 2021
Trying to make sense of what is happening

Trying to make sense of what is happening


In the weeks before Soufriere began its explosive eruption the main issues being discussed nationally had to do with vaccination and questioning th...
23 April 2021
The ‘Caribs’ and resettlement efforts after the 1902 eruption

The ‘Caribs’ and resettlement efforts after the 1902 eruption


While we are pre-occupied with securing ourselves, homes, animals and farms at this time, the real challenge will come with resettlement and rebuildin...
16 April 2021
An historical peep at past eruptions

An historical peep at past eruptions


As we reflect on past eruptions while trying to come to grips with the uncertainties that face us today,  we have to take into account the state of ...
09 April 2021
Might not be the worst of times but we into rough times!

Might not be the worst of times but we into rough times!


We are in the midst of two serious crises, each with enormous problems for us. I speak of course about the current coronavirus pandemic and the impen...
01 April 2021
Brief recollections about Good Friday 1979

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

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

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

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...