No longer ‘discovered’
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January 22nd passed uneventfully in St Vincent and the Grenadines as many others before it, with many Vincentians praying for the “end ah month” to co...
January 28, 2022
In parliament dey kicksing
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A lifelong friend of mine who shares my love for calypso resorted to that art form in describing the happenings in last week’s parliamentary debate on...
January 21, 2022
Dramatic reminder of Covid danger
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The drama which has unfurled in Parliament around the spread of covid contamination, leading to the suspension of the 2022 Budget debate is a poignant...
January 14, 2022
Race and Genocide…Again!
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I find it hard, in fact almost hypocritical to wish a Happy New Year, not just to friends and family but to people in general, knowing that 2022, like...
January 7, 2022
Twenty – Two – Too
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It is with a great sense of relief that we mark the end of a most tortuous year. Fifty-two weeks ago, how many of us could have imagined that at year ...
December 31, 2021
Christmas amidst challenges
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  It is heartening to note that despite all that we have gone through these past two years, it has not dampened the enthusiasm for Christmas and our C...
December 23, 2021
The ‘Son’ ain’t gonna shine anymore
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ANOTHER CHAPTER in the political history of St Vincent and the Grenadines will be officially closed tomorrow when former Prime Minister Sir James Mitc...
December 17, 2021
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When first the impact of the COVID pandemic hit us over two years ago, there were few among us that thought we would still be grappling with it today,...
December 3, 2021
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My commendations go out to the St Vincent and the Grenadines Teachers Union (SVGTU) and to the teachers of this country as they enter the concluding a...
November 19, 2021
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The governing Unity Labour Party (ULP) last weekend celebrated, albeit in subdued circumstances due to COVID restrictions, its historic election victo...
November 12, 2021
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Each year at this time my reflections on our reclamation and use of national independence are tempered by the painful memories of the tragedy in neigh...
October 29, 2021
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It is taken for granted that anytime you hear or read about 9/11, the reference is to the terrorist attack on New York and Washington on Sept.1a1, 200...
October 8, 2021
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The 1960s marked the rise in consciousness, anti-colonialist sentiment and nationalism all around the world. It was reflected in the popular music of ...
September 24, 2021
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The Caribbean is not immune from the onslaught of the Covid -19 virus which continues to create so much havoc and damage to life and limb over the wor...
September 17, 2021
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It is my fervent hope that all who listened to the First African Union- Caricom Summit on Tuesday of this week would, like me, have been filled with h...
September 10, 2021
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There is a global pandemic affecting not just the health and safety of hundreds of millions of people all over the world, but posing a more lasting an...
September 3, 2021
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When I went to school we were taught about deltas, triangular masses of land at the mouth of large rivers formed by sediments brought down by the rive...
August 27, 2021
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Whatever one thinks of the motives for persons engaged in weekly protests and picketing, primarily around the Parliament building, it is at least a we...
August 20, 2021
Olympic watching
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Like hundreds of millions of other human beings on planet earth, black and white, red and brown, rich and poor, male, female or otherwise, I find myse...
August 6, 2021
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There is an old saying which warns us to “Be careful what you wish for….” In real life it has a lot of significance for us because often, wishes...
July 30, 2021
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SVG was placed in a state of shock last weekend with the sad news of the passing of one of our outstanding cultural exponents, Winston Soso. In this w...
July 23, 2021
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Having been involved in protests and demonstrations too numerous to mention over the bulk of my adult life, I continue to be a Having been involved in...
July 16, 2021
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Two weeks ago this column chose to focus on the area of sports and sports development. This is the final part of that article, unfortunately delayed b...
July 9, 2021
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I have been a long-time sporting fan for more than six decades, avidly trying to follow everything I could, with a few exceptions, using all means ava...
June 25, 2021
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If we thought that the problems facing the government and people of St Vincent and the Grenadines were huge given the effects of the COVID -19 pandemi...
June 18, 2021
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On May 25, 1963, independent African states established the Organisation of African Unity (OAU).  Having done that, the OAU declared that this date sh...
June 4, 2021
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Normally in this week which marks the anniversary of African Liberation Day, my topic for this column would have been pre-chosen. This year, in additi...
May 28, 2021
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The massive outpouring of national grief, respect and tributes after the passing of Bro. Parnel Campbell provides us with an opportunity to reflect on...
May 21, 2021
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“This ugliness in the House” is the term used by Deputy Leader of the Opposition in Parliament, Hon. St. Clair Leacock, to describe the fracas in Parl...
May 14, 2021
PR: Patriotic and resilient
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In paying my respects to our dearly departed brother, P.R. Campbell, permit me to begin by saying how touched I was by the presentation last Monday ni...
May 7, 2021
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I am not a historian, but life’s experiences have taught me the necessity to be at least familiar with one’s own historical experiences so as to be ab...
April 23, 2021
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A few weeks ago I had begun a series centred on one of the great battles of our people to preserve democracy in SVG, the struggle against what became ...
April 16, 2021
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It is said that the true hallmark of the character of a nation is how it responds to adversity and whether, faced with a crisis, its people can put as...
April 9, 2021