22 February 2019
Public education and training of electoral officials clearly deficient

Public education and training of electoral officials clearly deficient


The judge in the elections petitions matter has promised a decision on March 21, but even without that judgement, at least one thing cannot be dispute...
19 February 2019
Prisoners are more than the crimes they commit

Prisoners are more than the crimes they commit


The rate of recidivism at Her Majesty’s Prisons (HMP) was given at 62 per cent by Superintendent of Prisons Brenton Charles at the close of the crim...
15 February 2019
A broader approach needed

A broader approach needed


In the presentation of the 2019 Budget, finance minister Camillo Gonsalves announced an initiative on the part of his government to celebrate the 40th...
12 February 2019
Criminal deportees, individual rights and the protection of society

Criminal deportees, individual rights and the protection of society


The rights of individuals end where the rights of other members of society begin. Last Sunday, Searchlight published on our website, a story about ...
05 February 2019
Stem that self-defeating narrative about the MCMH

Stem that self-defeating narrative about the MCMH


The notion that “if I get ill don’t take me down there, fly me out,” is very well rooted in the Vincentian psyche in relation to the Milton Cato...
01 February 2019
Historic victory for the Teachers Union

Historic victory for the Teachers Union


SEARCHLIGHT welcomes the ruling of the Court of Appeal earlier this week that the three teachers who resigned their Government jobs to contest the 201...
29 January 2019
We need to be more alert and forthcoming

We need to be more alert and forthcoming


With a population officially put at just about 110,000, it ought to be much easier for the police to carry out investigations and solve crimes in St V...
25 January 2019
The Budget Consultations

The Budget Consultations


THE GOVERNMENT HAS completed its round of pre-budget consultations and all is now set for the parliamentary process – presentation and debate on th...
22 January 2019
Kingstown needs to be spruced up

Kingstown needs to be spruced up


One of the most remarkable developments in this country’s history has been the construction of the Argyle International Airport. The completion of t...
18 January 2019
Season of confrontation?

Season of confrontation?


ARE WE IN FOR a season of confrontation between Government and the unions representing public sector workers, following the refusal of three represen...