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Now that we have come to the end of the major Carnival festivals in the Caribbean, Grenada’s being the last, the festivals staged by Caribbean migrant...
September 6, 2019
Charting a new direction
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I am happy that the local sporting community has honoured, posthumously, the late Jules Anthony of Troumaca and more appropriately North Leeward for h...
August 30, 2019
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THANKS for the positive feedback that I have had so far on the two previous columns reflecting on the 40th anniversary of the launching of the United ...
August 23, 2019
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2019 does not only mark the 40th anniversary of our nation’s reclamation of its independence, for in the same year 1979, another important event took ...
August 9, 2019
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There are few among us who would not welcome the initiation of the Sports Against Crime programme which was launched at the Chatoyer National Park yes...
August 2, 2019
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I am sure that I was not the only one somewhat relieved to hear of some concrete plans for the celebration of our 40th anniversary of the reclaiming o...
July 26, 2019
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While Vincentians are engaged in the enjoyment of Vincy Mas, their National Festival, right in our neighbouring state of St Lucia, the Heads of Govern...
July 5, 2019
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As we kick off the major activities of our 2019 Carnival festivities, beginning this weekend, let me ask your indulgence in sharing once again comment...
June 28, 2019
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This week, I conclude the comments on the Labour Movement in the Caribbean, continuing from last week. We left off with mention of the concerns of Gre...
June 14, 2019
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Since I was presented with an advance copy of PM Gonsalves’ latest book a month ago, I have been fitting it in with my other readings. Unfortunately t...
June 7, 2019
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Much discussion has been generated locally over the contentious meeting of Parliament two weeks ago, when a whole day was wasted in debate on side iss...
May 31, 2019
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“………cricket has become a competing brand name in the leisure industry; it has to be sponsored, marketed and packaged for television”...
May 24, 2019
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In two weeks time the 12th edition of the International Cricket Council’s World Cup will commence, spanning 11 venues in 10 cities in the United Kingd...
May 17, 2019
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It was particularly heartening to me and others with interest in the labour movement and the working people in general, to witness the very encouragin...
May 10, 2019
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As indicated last week, this week’s column will supplement the activities of NEMO in drawing lessons from our experiences of the Soufriere eruption of...
April 26, 2019
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We have a long weekend, the traditional Easter weekend before us, with time for religious activities, sporting and other recreational engagements, but...
April 18, 2019
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THE GOVERNING Unity Labour Party (ULP) administration last week put on a show of force in capital city Kingstown to celebrate its 18th successive year...
April 12, 2019
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There are so many issues on which one can comment that it would take far more than one column weekly to even begin to address them. Naturally, with th...
March 29, 2019
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The cold-blooded murder of 50 innocent persons in the city of Christchurch in New Zealand, last Friday, while at prayers in two Muslim mosques, has ca...
March 22, 2019
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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 must be...
March 15, 2019
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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”. True, I no...
March 8, 2019
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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...
February 15, 2019
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The division within CARICOM on Venezuela not only demonstrates that body’s inherent weakness in the face of external pressures, but also exposes its i...
February 1, 2019
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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...
January 25, 2019
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THE MEETING between Government and the leadership of the local trade unions last Friday marked another sad chapter in the continuing deterioration of ...
January 18, 2019
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IT IS CUSTOMARY at the beginning of each year for persons in the media and public figures to make either a review of the past year or to look forward ...
January 4, 2019
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TRY AS WE may, there is little escaping the overwhelming commercial presence of the Christmas season. Side by side with, and enveloping even the best ...
December 28, 2018
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As St Vincent and the Grenadines begins preparations for yet another celebration of its precious, and unique, NINE MORNINGS FESTIVAL, persons of my ge...
December 21, 2018
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In this column last week, I began a discussion on what is referred to as the “Blue Economy”, following the conclusion of a major international confere...
December 14, 2018
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Some years ago, in a stinging rebuke to the illusions of grandeur on the part of many Caribbean politicians, and narrow nationalism exhibited in some ...
December 7, 2018
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PERMIT ME A COUPLE comments this week on some international and regional issues which have great significance for the people of St Vincent and the Gre...
November 23, 2018
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Originally, I had planned to follow up on the CCJ issue in today’s column, but as I reflect, at the time of writing, Wednesday, November 14, we are ma...
November 16, 2018
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How does one express collective shame and embarrassment? How do we reconcile the mouthings of a supposedly “proud” people with their actions in beggin...
November 9, 2018