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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
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COVID or not, I must confess that I am shocked that the 20th anniversary of the historic victory of the ULP at the polls in 2001 is upcoming this Sund...
March 26, 2021
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The effects of COVID or not, it is expected that National Heroes Day will be observed this year, albeit in scaled-down circumstances. Pride of place w...
March 12, 2021
Women can uplift whole society
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I offer my salute to the women of this nation as they prepare to celebrate yet another International Women’s Day (IWD) next Monday. We in St Vincent a...
March 5, 2021
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This week we take a brief respite from the COVID pandemic and its ramifications for our society and engage in the matters relating to the award of hon...
February 26, 2021
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When will COVID news cease to dominate headline news, nationally, regionally and internationally? For almost one year now, COVID-related news has stol...
February 19, 2021
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AS I COMPLETE this column the 2021 Budget debate continues in the House of Assembly and is not expected to conclude before the end of the week. Once a...
February 5, 2021
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On Tuesday of this week, the nation bade farewell to a veritable cultural icon, Ferrand ‘Randy D’ Dopwell. He was the second of what is called the “Go...
January 29, 2021
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I had planned this week to do a tribute to the second of our “Golden Generation of Broadcasting”, Ferrand “Randy D” Dopwell, to depart within the past...
January 21, 2021
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“We have to be each other’s keepers”- SEARCHLIGHT Mid-week, Jan. 12, 2021. This quote, from the mid-week edition of SEARCHLIGHT, sums up succinctly th...
January 15, 2021
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Three weeks ago this column covered the topic “Who will guard the guards?’, a reference to the post-election situation in the United States of America...
January 8, 2021
What prospects for 2021?
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After the tumultuous year of 2020, what prospects are there for the peoples of this planet for 2021? Certainly if we look at this question primarily f...
December 31, 2020
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First of all let me extend Season’s greetings to all our readers, customers, supporters, well-wishers and the people of our beloved St Vincent and the...
December 23, 2020
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In just over one month’s time, there is supposed to be a changing of the guard in Washington DC, USA with the inauguration of a new administration. Th...
December 18, 2020
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Given our recent elections it was no surprise that this column focused a lot on political and electoral issues immediately preceding and after the gen...
December 4, 2020
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In continuing my reflection on the November 5 elections, having looked at the ULP, it is the turn of the NDP to be put under the spotlight. No one can...
November 27, 2020
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Further progress towards restoration of normality in social life following the recent elections is being made in spite of the stubbornness of some som...
November 20, 2020
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As the dust begins to settle on the 2020 general elections, albeit with a bitter taste in some quarters, it is time for us all to reflect on the elect...
November 13, 2020
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CONGRATS to Comrade Ralph for his magnificent “Five in a Row” victory in Thursday’s General Elections”. In Carnival parlance we would say that ‘De Com...
November 7, 2020
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Elections 2020 in St Vincent and the Grenadines are now down to the wire and in less than a week’s time, voters will make their of leadership and gove...
October 30, 2020
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The proverbial bell has now been rung to officially open the floodgates to the 2020 election campaign. Given the COVID pandemic, this campaign is supp...
October 16, 2020
Louis Boucher – A Carnival titan
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It is with great sadness that I heard the news over the last weekend of the passing of carnival icon Louis Boucher, in far from dignified circumstance...
October 9, 2020
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We are now into October, our month of the regaining of our National Independence and, as we were reminded this week by our Prime Minister, the month o...
October 2, 2020
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As the ULP government comes closer to the end of its fourth successive term in office and, inevitably, general elections draw nearer, electoral issues...
September 25, 2020
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Let me begin on a positive note in extending hearty congratulations to well-known social activist Mr Junior Bacchus on his appointment as honorary Con...
September 11, 2020
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It must be clear to all who follow developments in the USA that it has failed to solve its problems of inequality, injustice and racism. To understand...
September 4, 2020
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It has taken just over a week for the official results of the 2020 general elections in Trinidad and Tobago to be announced officially. Thankfully, we...
August 21, 2020
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There is an old local saying which goes like this-“Ting dey fo’ tark, but time na dey”, meaning that there are many issues to be discussed but time is...
August 14, 2020
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The most meaningless holiday weekend of my life has at last elapsed. It would have been so refreshing if the weekend holidays, a span of Saturday to W...
August 7, 2020