24 May 2019
The Focus should be on Electoral Reform, not on Political Grandstanding

The Focus should be on Electoral Reform, not on Political Grandstanding


There have been several inglorious days in the life of the Parliament of St Vincent and the Grenadines. Last Friday, May 17, marked another sad chapte...
21 May 2019
KPS at 70 – Nurturing and Releasing Peculiar Gems to Impact the World

KPS at 70 – Nurturing and Releasing Peculiar Gems to Impact the World


SEARCHLIGHT joins with the rest of the country in congratulating the Kingstown Preparatory School (KPS) on the attainment of its 70th anniversary of p...
17 May 2019
Informal Settlements, Human Rights and Politics

Informal Settlements, Human Rights and Politics


At the last meeting of the House of Assembly, during Question Time, a matter was raised by a member of the Opposition pertaining to the provision of e...
14 May 2019
The School Based Assessment –  time for a review

The School Based Assessment – time for a review


Our grade six pupils, almost 1800 of them, will write their primary school exit exams (the CPEA) later this week, joining our fifth formers and those ...
10 May 2019
SVG 40 years on — agriculture,  sustainable energy initiatives and more

SVG 40 years on — agriculture, sustainable energy initiatives and more


When Montgomery Daniel, parliamentary representative for North Windward addressed the gathering at the official launch of exploratory drilling operati...
07 May 2019
Sex, Gender, Consent and the Law – Their Intersection in Changing Times

Sex, Gender, Consent and the Law – Their Intersection in Changing Times


How do we accommodate non conforming expressions of sexual and gender identity without resorting to violence? And how can existing laws or new laws co...
03 May 2019
Journalism in Times of Disinformation

Journalism in Times of Disinformation


Today, May 3, is being celebrated around the world as “World Press Freedom Day”. This year’s theme: “Media for Democracy: Journalism and El...
30 April 2019
The Diaspora, our Workers and the New  Direction of Remittances

The Diaspora, our Workers and the New Direction of Remittances


In 2018, remittances amounting to 131.8 million East Caribbean dollars (XCD) were sent to St Vincent and the Grenadines (SVG) by persons outside the c...
26 April 2019
Truth in sentencing: Life imprisonment should mean life imprisonment

Truth in sentencing: Life imprisonment should mean life imprisonment


A problematic situation exists in the laws which govern the sentences handed down to criminals convicted of the most heinous crimes. And the time to f...
18 April 2019
Easter – A time for Reflection and Hope

Easter – A time for Reflection and Hope


Last Sunday, April 14, Palm Sunday, congregations from Anglican, Roman Catholic, Methodist, Salvation Army and Spiritual Baptist congregations held ea...