08 February 2019
Random comments: local situation, budget and others

Random comments: local situation, budget and others


As I write this column, the 2019 Budget Debate in the House of Assembly is continuing. This fact and the need to take a rounded examination of the Bud...
01 February 2019
Politics of folly -2

Politics of folly -2


The division within CARICOM on Venezuela not only demonstrates that body’s inherent weakness in the face of external pressures, but also exposes its...
25 January 2019
The politics of folly, the futility of politics

The politics of folly, the futility of politics


AS WE PREPARE for the annual parliamentary Budget Debate in the House of Assembly, there are already signs that the context will be an all-too-familia...
18 January 2019
Sad and Worrying

Sad and Worrying


THE MEETING between Government and the leadership of the local trade unions last Friday marked another sad chapter in the continuing deterioration of...
11 January 2019
2019 – Concerns over murder and transparency in promotion

2019 – Concerns over murder and transparency in promotion


THE YEAR 2019 is now almost two weeks old but even as we mull over the memories of 2018, not pleasant for the most part, developments on the internati...
04 January 2019
Cuba’s Diamond Jubilee

Cuba’s Diamond Jubilee


IT IS CUSTOMARY at the beginning of each year for persons in the media and public figures to make either a review of the past year or to look forward ...
28 December 2018
Have A Blue Christmas Season

Have A Blue Christmas Season


TRY AS WE may, there is little escaping the overwhelming commercial presence of the Christmas season. Side by side with, and enveloping even the be...
21 December 2018


As St Vincent and the Grenadines begins preparations for yet another celebration of its precious, and unique, NINE MORNINGS FESTIVAL, persons of my ge...
14 December 2018
From blue economy to herb economy

From blue economy to herb economy


In this column last week, I began a discussion on what is referred to as the “Blue Economy”, following the conclusion of a major international con...
07 December 2018
Sea water and sand ain’t all!

Sea water and sand ain’t all!


Some years ago, in a stinging rebuke to the illusions of grandeur on the part of many Caribbean politicians, and narrow nationalism exhibited in some ...