Occasional Essays
It is time we put aside all the humbug and get on with the airport as a national project – the largest in our country’s history. There are onl...
July 31, 2008
Occasional Essays
The Agriculture Sector in SVG is not about to die. Far from it. Indeed, unless agriculture plays its part, it will be difficult, not to say impossible...
February 1, 2008
Occasional Essays
When I first went to live in Austria I was struck by several aspects of the society. The first was the orderliness and cleanliness of the country. Lit...
July 27, 2007
Occasional Essays
Last month I attended the funeral of my oldest friend. She was Rosabelle Cruickshank (Aunt Rose) who died at the great age of 101. We had been friends...
June 29, 2007
Occasional Essays
General Managers or Chief Executive Officers as they are sometimes called, are critical to the functioning of any organisation. This is true whether t...
May 25, 2007
Occasional Essays
Some of my contemporaries have been arguing that not all that much has changed in SVG in the last 40 years. I am not certain they are right. Several c...
April 27, 2007
Occasional Essays
About a month ago the Heads of Government held their 18th inter sessional meeting here. The event led me to reflect on how regional integration has im...
March 30, 2007
Occasional Essays
Water has many characteristics which help to make it unique. One of them is that it flows. Rivers, which are but water in flow, can pass through sever...
February 23, 2007
Occasional Essays
by: C.I. MartinThe phrase “On the Cusp of a Take-off” is a felicitous one. All Vincentians have to hope that the Comrade is right when he uses it ...
December 22, 2006
Occasional Essays
Director General turns novelistAlick Lazare, Director General of Finance in Dame Eugenia Charles’ Dominica and now the leading consultant in Governm...
November 24, 2006
Occasional Essays
The Value Added Tax (VAT) is not very old. It was probably first introduced in France in 1948 and has since spread to the vast majority of countries a...
October 26, 2006
Occasional Essays
SVG has a TV station, eight radio stations, innumerable talk shows, three newspapers and x number of persons are happy to go before a microphone and p...
September 22, 2006
Occasional Essays
The other day two friends, both economists for whom I have some respect, rounded on me and said that the ULP Government is not doing enough to facilit...
August 25, 2006
Occasional Essays
Several initiatives can be taken to ensure the survival of the agricultural sector. One such is the expansion of backyard gardening. As economic devel...
July 28, 2006
Occasional Essays
Years ago when I used to go to Uganda regularly I met a man who had lost part of his face in one of that country’s civil wars. I must have stared at...
June 23, 2006
Occasional Essays
St Clair Dacon, Henry Williams and Carl Charles have now passed away. God rest their souls. The point I wish to make about these gentlemen is this. Ov...
May 26, 2006
Occasional Essays
Recently there has been much talk about fiscal deficits and the private sector. It must not be forgotten that governments do not run countries in orde...
February 24, 2006
Occasional Essays
There are no new taxes in the 2006 budget. It is expected that such increases in expenditure as there are will be met by the additional revenue genera...
January 27, 2006
Occasional Essays
Last month there were three missions in St. Vincent at the same time: a Presidential one from Taiwan, technical ones from Cuba and Venezuela. The numb...
October 28, 2005
Occasional Essays
On Grenville Street, where Glass Galleria now stands, there used to be a tailor-shop, Cyrus Emporium. It was set up by A.C. Cyrus, father of Dr. A. C....
September 23, 2005
Occasional Essays
It has long been said in St. Vincent and the Grenadines that there are six women to one man. Nothing could be further from the truth. The 2001 Census ...
July 22, 2005
Occasional Essays
Finding effective chairmen for statutory bodies and government companies in St. Vincent is no simple task. The function of the Chairman and the rest o...
June 24, 2005