29 March 2018
Constitutional reform: Bold leadership needed

Constitutional reform: Bold leadership needed


Even as the Caribbean turns its attention to Barbados for the next round of its electoral merry-go-round, it is imperative thatthat we go beyond the ...
23 March 2018
Antigua, Grenada, SVG – when are we going to fix our political systems?

Antigua, Grenada, SVG – when are we going to fix our political systems?


Make no bones about it, each time I follow the conduct and results of general elections in the Caribbean, I become more and more convinced of the abso...
16 March 2018
Saunders, Thommo and another clean sweep

Saunders, Thommo and another clean sweep


I could not be more proud of an achievement as I am in the appointment of my long-time colleague, Justice Adrian Saunders, as President of the Caribbe...
09 March 2018
Women: press for  progress; the time is now

Women: press for progress; the time is now


I extend warmest greetings to my Sisters of all ages and on all continents on the occasion of International Women’s Day, which was celebrated yes...
02 March 2018
Elections – Changing the change

Elections – Changing the change


Since my column last Friday, there have been a number of developments relating to elections and politics in the Caribbean. The Antiguan Prime Minister...
23 February 2018
Another round of Caribbean elections

Another round of Caribbean elections


Voters in at least five Caribbean countries, three in the CARICOM bloc, and two Spanish-speaking nations, are expected to exercise their precious righ...
16 February 2018
Random: Pan,  Carnival, Culture and African Liberation

Random: Pan, Carnival, Culture and African Liberation


Being abroad for the duration of the Budget exercise, (it is supposed to be a debate), did not help to make my absence fromSVG any more palatable but,...
09 February 2018
Alternative Government, not permanent Opposition

Alternative Government, not permanent Opposition


"The pity is that the controversy has already distracted from any objective scrutiny of how Camillo Gonsalves will perform in his first attempt at pre...
02 February 2018
Thanks…..and….. Not ready

Thanks…..and….. Not ready


A belated, but heartfelt thanks to my children for their overwhelming display of appreciation on the occasion of my recent 70th birthday. Thanks also ...
26 January 2018
Budget risks being clouded by social controversy

Budget risks being clouded by social controversy


Another chapter in our political history will be forged next week when the Estimates of Revenue and Expenditure are put before Parliament by the new M...