01 April 2021

20 years in power, a magnificent achievement, but what after?


It is a pity that Prime Minister Dr Ralph Gonsalves was not physically present to revel in the praises for the 20th anniversary of the victory of his ...
26 March 2021

Resumption of schools, a challenge for us all


COVID or not, I must confess that I am shocked that the 20th anniversary of the historic victory of the ULP at the polls in 2001 is upcoming this Sund...
19 March 2021

SVG between rock and hard place – Surely we can do better, together


Our country St Vincent and the Grenadines seems to be heading for a location that is best characterized as “between a rock and a hard place” where...
12 March 2021

National honours call for a national approach


The effects of COVID or not, it is expected that National Heroes Day will be observed this year, albeit in scaled-down circumstances. Pride of place w...
05 March 2021
Women can uplift whole society

Women can uplift whole society


I offer my salute to the women of this nation as they prepare to celebrate yet another International Women’s Day (IWD) next Monday. We in St Vincent...
26 February 2021

Nobel nomination well deserved


This week we take a brief respite from the COVID pandemic and its ramifications for our society and engage in the matters relating to the award of hon...
19 February 2021

Only solution to crisis – a national approach


When will COVID news cease to dominate headline news, nationally, regionally and internationally? For almost one year now, COVID-related news has stol...
12 February 2021

Balancing individual, sectoral and national needs


In the midst of the gloom and doom we experience daily, it is an imperative that we make room for positive thoughts and development for all is not los...
05 February 2021

How can we improve our Budget process


AS I COMPLETE this column the 2021 Budget debate continues in the House of Assembly and is not expected to conclude before the end of the week. Once ...
29 January 2021

Randy D – A huge loss, and a difficult Budget


On Tuesday of this week, the nation bade farewell to a veritable cultural icon, Ferrand ‘Randy D’ Dopwell. He was the second of what is called the...