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 ...
23 November 2018
Hypocrisy and new  realities

Hypocrisy and new realities


PERMIT ME A COUPLE comments this week on some international and regional issues which have great significance for the people of St Vincent and the Gre...
16 November 2018
Teachers, remember the unsung heroes too!

Teachers, remember the unsung heroes too!


Originally, I had planned to follow up on the CCJ issue in today’s column, but as I reflect, at the time of writing, Wednesday, November 14, we are ...
09 November 2018
Rejection of the ccj: A shame and disgrace

Rejection of the ccj: A shame and disgrace


How does one express collective shame and embarrassment? How do we reconcile the mouthings of a supposedly “proud” people with their actions in be...
02 November 2018
Reflections on Independence, and, remembering Shadow

Reflections on Independence, and, remembering Shadow


We can look back with some satisfaction at the celebrations of our 39th anniversary of independence, even though there are some among us who continue ...
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...