16 August 2019
Fortieth anniversary of the United People’s Movement (UPM) – Part 2

Fortieth anniversary of the United People’s Movement (UPM) – Part 2


For a host of reasons the formation and launching of the United People’s Movement (UPM), the subject of this column last week and today, was like no...
09 August 2019
40th anniversary of UPM

40th anniversary of UPM


2019 does not only mark the 40th anniversary of our nation’s reclamation of its independence, for in the same year 1979, another important event too...
02 August 2019
Sports against crime…and much more

Sports against crime…and much more


There are few among us who would not welcome the initiation of the Sports Against Crime programme which was launched at the Chatoyer National Park yes...
26 July 2019
Too narrow approach to “renewal”

Too narrow approach to “renewal”


I am sure that I was not the only one somewhat relieved to hear of some concrete plans for the celebration of our 40th anniversary of the reclaiming o...
19 July 2019
Modern Medical Centre  Success demands action at Milton Cato Hospital

Modern Medical Centre Success demands action at Milton Cato Hospital


The Midweek edition of SEARCHLIGHT this past Tuesday, July 16, published an excellent Editorial extolling the performance of the state-owned Modern Me...
05 July 2019
Tackling Caricom’s critical challenges

Tackling Caricom’s critical challenges


While Vincentians are engaged in the enjoyment of Vincy Mas, their National Festival, right in our neighbouring state of St Lucia, the Heads of Govern...
28 June 2019
Carnival thoughts revisited

Carnival thoughts revisited


As we kick off the major activities of our 2019 Carnival festivities, beginning this weekend, let me ask your indulgence in sharing once again comment...
21 June 2019
‘Vexed Farmer’ passes – A genuine ‘Unsung Hero’

‘Vexed Farmer’ passes – A genuine ‘Unsung Hero’


We are becoming more and more accustomed to hearing the term ‘Unsung Hero’ used with the danger that it runs the risk of losing its true meaning. ...
14 June 2019
The Labour Movement (Part 2)

The Labour Movement (Part 2)


This week, I conclude the comments on the Labour Movement in the Caribbean, continuing from last week. We left off with mention of the concerns of Gr...
07 June 2019
The Labour Movement  in Focus

The Labour Movement in Focus


Since I was presented with an advance copy of PM Gonsalves’ latest book a month ago, I have been fitting it in with my other readings. Unfortunately...