24 January 2020
Election Fever

Election Fever


THE ESTIMATES of Revenue and Expenditure for the year 2020 have been presented to the House of Assembly and the nation now looks forward to the detai...
17 January 2020
Trade issues: we need to be proactive

Trade issues: we need to be proactive


MINISTERS OF Trade of the CARIFORUM region, that is CARICOM plus the Dominican Republic, are meeting in St Vincent today to discuss and agree on join...
10 January 2020
Ominous start to 2020

Ominous start to 2020


I had intended to focus this, my first column for the year 2020, on matters local, but global events which can have far-reaching effects on us all are...
20 December 2019
Look on the brighter side

Look on the brighter side


How does one sum up a year? Is it in the usual “eventful” manner? Every year, every day, indeed every moment is “eventful”, so what makes one ...
13 December 2019
“Larn’ Yo’ Lessons Well”

“Larn’ Yo’ Lessons Well”


We like to recall the early days of our life and the sage advice of our Grannies –“Larn yo’ lessons well”. In so doing, Granny was referring n...
06 December 2019
Local Government and  electoral reform: Can  Christian Coalition play a role?

Local Government and electoral reform: Can Christian Coalition play a role?


Late last month the Kingstown Town Board (KTB) organized activities to celebrate its 122nd anniversary. It was an initiative worthy of applause, but l...
29 November 2019
Passport scandal –  implications beyond Dominica

Passport scandal – implications beyond Dominica


As the December 6 election date comes closer, our sister isle of Dominica continues to be mired in political confusion and controversy. Besides the...
22 November 2019
Dominica elections:  A busy signal of concern

Dominica elections: A busy signal of concern


The all-too-familiar election bugbear is upon us once again in the Caribbean. This time it is the Commonwealth of Dominica, our sister country in the ...
15 November 2019


Prime Minister Ralph Gonsalves has announced that by March 2020 at least one more person, and possibly more, will join Paramount Chief Rt. Honourable ...
08 November 2019
Never a dull moment

Never a dull moment


With all the activities around Independence celebrations, including the annual independence pronouncements and awards, Vincentians have still found ot...