15 March 2019

Two momentous days: March 13 and 14


It is often said that “history is a great teacher”, but even the greatest of teachers need willing students if lessons are to be absorbed, one mus...
08 March 2019

Ah still love me carnival, but…


To this date, beyond my “three score and ten” allocation, and in spite of all the changes, I must confess that “Ah still love me Carnival”. Tr...
01 March 2019

Patriot’s passing gives greater impetus to national heroes month


I join belatedly in the many tributes to the late Dr Edgar ‘Doc’ Adams who was buried on Monday of this week, and express my condolences, not only...
22 February 2019

Venezuela: Stand up for principle, not military intervention!


There is hardly any God-loving human soul in this part of the world whose heart does not bleed for the suffering of the of Venezuela, our Caribbean ne...
15 February 2019

The budget


With the passage of the 2019 Budget by the House of Assembly, the various sectors of society are now taking a deeper look at how the measures outlined...
08 February 2019

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


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


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


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


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...