12 July 2019
Carnival Afterthought

Carnival Afterthought


I welcomed the news that government was going to assess the economic impact of carnival. It is something I had been asking for before. What is strange...
05 July 2019
Calypso!  Kaiso! Kaiso!

Calypso! Kaiso! Kaiso!


For me carnival is about calypso, steelband and mas. They would always be central to carnival. My focus here is on the calypso.Virtually every year th...
28 June 2019
West Indies team!   Flattering to deceive!

West Indies team!  Flattering to deceive!


I know it is carnival time, but I have to write about cricket. After Monday’s game against New Zealand, I went to John Keats: “My heart aches and ...
21 June 2019
Continuing the CPEA Debate

Continuing the CPEA Debate


At this time every year the results of the CPEA commands our attention. The highflyers and schools from which they come are celebrated in the media....
14 June 2019
Indian Arrival Day (continued )

Indian Arrival Day (continued )


The Indians left their country for different reasons but among them was the promise of good wages and living conditions. Unlike the African slave trad...
07 June 2019
Indian Arrival Day

Indian Arrival Day


On Sunday, June 2, the SVG Indian Heritage Foundation celebrated the 158th anniversary of the arrival here of East Indian indentures. Following Slave ...
31 May 2019
Seasonal Cockfighting Time

Seasonal Cockfighting Time


The Silly season or what some call Seasonal Cockfighting time is very much on us. What happened recently in parliament is a manifestation of it.We hav...
24 May 2019
Continuing the  Education Conversation

Continuing the Education Conversation


At this time of year, the issue of education is very much in the air as students write their local and regional examinations. Last week I tried to loo...
17 May 2019
CPEA stress time again! Some reflections

CPEA stress time again! Some reflections


Today, 16 centres throughout SVG will accommodate about 1,785 Grade 6 students for the Caribbean Primary Exit Assessment examination. This exam is sti...
10 May 2019
South Africa at a Crossroads: Elections 2019

South Africa at a Crossroads: Elections 2019


On Wednesday, South Africans went to the polls to elect a new government in what will be, perhaps, the most important election since the historic one ...