26 October 2018
Our approach to Independence – Final Part

Our approach to Independence – Final Part


This is the final instalment of the four-part series focusing on our approach to independence, 40 years ago. In the previous three instalments, I have...
19 October 2018
Our approach to Independence – Part 3

Our approach to Independence – Part 3


THIS IS THE third in the series looking back at how, 40 years ago, we messed up a golden opportunity to unify the nation in our quest for national ind...
12 October 2018
Our approach to  Independence – Part 2

Our approach to Independence – Part 2


Earlier this week, I was engaged in conversation with someone whom I consider to be a patriot, concerning our Independence Month. In the course of...
05 October 2018
Our approach to Independence  – a four part series

Our approach to Independence – a four part series


St. Vincent and the Grenadines is now into its “Independence Month”, with activities organized to commemorate our 39th anniversary of that histor...
28 September 2018
Country first must be our guiding light

Country first must be our guiding light


Two pressing, and inter-related issues demand my attention this week. The first is the reported rejection by Prime Minister Gonsalves of talks with th...
21 September 2018
Church leaders speak out on crime, we must act

Church leaders speak out on crime, we must act


I am full of praise for the recent public comments of leaders of the Pentecostal Assembly (bar one) in their weekly television programme last Monday n...
14 September 2018
Stuck in politics of the past, we need to break the mold

Stuck in politics of the past, we need to break the mold


In small countries like ours, politics and politicians play a significant role in the everyday life of citizens, far out of proportion to what they ou...
07 September 2018
Honest dialogue, not intolerance, needed on sexuality issues

Honest dialogue, not intolerance, needed on sexuality issues


I had planned to use this column to make some comments on the Town Hall meeting held last Wednesday evening at Frenches House, as an important public ...
31 August 2018
Roundup/Touchdown:  How many of our farmers and workers have suffered?

Roundup/Touchdown: How many of our farmers and workers have suffered?


It was so heartening, and refreshing too, to read the lead story in last Friday’s SEARCHLIGHT. Captioned “BANNED”, it covered the decision of lo...
24 August 2018
Sports producing political leaders

Sports producing political leaders


Imran Ahmed Khan Niazi, Imran Khan to the cricket world, was last week sworn in as the 22nd Prime Minister of Pakistan after being victorious in the l...