05 August 2005
Rice’s fixation and other Issues

Rice’s fixation and other Issues


Is SVG forgotten?A couple years ago while following the weather channel to view the progress of a hurricane that was threatening the Windward Islands ...
29 July 2005
As we celebrate Emancipation Day

As we celebrate Emancipation Day


Monday, August 1, marks 167 years since emancipation. We continue to celebrate the occasion but to what end it might be asked? One has to question whe...
22 July 2005
Sitting out Emily

Sitting out Emily


Last week in Jamaica my life was dominated by that lady we named Emily. Well the week really started on a bad note. I got to Barbados only to find tha...
08 July 2005
Airport and Carnival issues

Airport and Carnival issues


The idea of an international airport is once again news. What worries me is that this surfaces before every election and then to disappear until the...
01 July 2005
The Carnival reunion

The Carnival reunion


It is Carnival time again and we are about to get into the big weekend, a weekend that builds up to and prepares us for the final bash on Monday and T...
24 June 2005
Cyrus to be honoured – and other matters

Cyrus to be honoured – and other matters


The Caribbean has not really greeted news of the 100 metres world record set by Asafa Powell of Jamaica in the way it should. This is an outstanding f...
17 June 2005
Remembering Walter Rodney

Remembering Walter Rodney


• Continued from last week.Last week I ended with a reference to Rodney's outstanding polemic How Europe Underdeveloped Africa. I continue with a...
10 June 2005
Remembering Walter Rodney

Remembering Walter Rodney


Included in the recently published book of poems by Shake Keane was one written in 1973 that was dedicated to Walter Rodney. It is entitled ‘Priv...
27 May 2005
West Indies Cricket! What a mess!

West Indies Cricket! What a mess!


What more can one say about West Indies cricket that has not been said before? The pundits are stunned and of course, everyone is a pundit. Really, We...
13 May 2005
A Tragicomedy Beyond the Boundary

A Tragicomedy Beyond the Boundary


The Digicel ConnectionThere is definitely never a dull moment in West Indies cricket. It takes different forms and shapes, but these days it assumes t...