08 November 2019
The Jomo – Comrade Leader saga

The Jomo – Comrade Leader saga


I have in the past wondered about and reflected on the relationship between Jomo and his Comrade leader. Two things stood out for me.Quite often in t...
01 November 2019
Renewal at 40!

Renewal at 40!


In my recent publication I argued that “an Independent country with the basic structures of colonialism still intact needed to reconstruct its socie...
25 October 2019
1979 – The Year of Independence (continued from last week)

1979 – The Year of Independence (continued from last week)


Premier Cato on his return from England where he discussed procedures for reclaiming the country’s Independence indicated that the day was to be Jan...
18 October 2019
Last Lap to  Independence

Last Lap to Independence


Grenada achieved its independence on February 7, 1974, making the matter of Independence a talking point particularly in St Lucia and St Vincent. The ...
11 October 2019
The most repressive period in modern Vincentian politics

The most repressive period in modern Vincentian politics


As we begin to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the recovery of our Independence with the expected pomp and ceremony, we will do well to reflect on t...
04 October 2019
The Road to Independence

The Road to Independence


The process of decolonisation that informed our ultimate path to independence can be traced back to the second decade of the 20th century when at conf...
27 September 2019
Rethinking Democracy

Rethinking Democracy


Two decisions on Tuesday, one in the UK and the other in the US would have warmed the hearts of those concerned about the dictatorial tendencies preva...
20 September 2019
Ours is a Sick Society!

Ours is a Sick Society!


ON THE FRONT PAGE of the Searchlight of August 23 was a piece written by Lyf Compton, captioned “We can’t pretend a rape culture does not exist...
13 September 2019
Lessons from Dorian

Lessons from Dorian


Video clippings and reports of what appears to be the virtual destruction of the Abaco Cays and to a lesser extent Grand Bahama in the Bahamas were pa...
06 September 2019
Our era of animated corpses

Our era of animated corpses


An element central to our post-independence development is missing. It has to do with the absence of civil society groups. I say this as I reflect on ...