17 September 2021
Facts, misinformation and disinformation

Facts, misinformation and disinformation


WE LIVE IN an age of information. Since the beginning of human civilisation, the current generation has perhaps been the most fortunate as it relates ...
10 September 2021
Placing Caribbean-Africa relations on proper footing

Placing Caribbean-Africa relations on proper footing


The inaugural Caribbean Community (CARICOM)-Africa Summit was held virtually on 7th September 2021. The Summit was hosted by Kenya under the theme ...
03 September 2021
A Development Agenda for a World in Crisis

A Development Agenda for a World in Crisis


WE LIVE IN AN age of global pandemics, economic shocks, endless wars, a climate crisis, an environmental emergency, extreme income inequality and soc...
27 August 2021
The American Paradox

The American Paradox


POUND FOR POUND, America remains the world’s most powerful country. It has the most powerful military, the largest economy and massive amounts of s...
20 August 2021
Afghanistan is at an inflection point

Afghanistan is at an inflection point


The speed with which the Taliban returned to power in Afghanistan after the withdrawal of the bulk of American forces caught many by surprise, includi...
13 August 2021
Climate Change is not an Unstoppable Force

Climate Change is not an Unstoppable Force


THE NOVEL coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has imprinted itself on our consciousness to the extent that it makes it easy to forget that there are othe...
06 August 2021
Adapt or Die

Adapt or Die


AT 1.2 or 1.3 degrees Celsius (?) above preindustrial levels, planet earth is hotter now than it has ever been in the history of human civilisation. ...
30 July 2021
Pegasus is Watching

Pegasus is Watching


In Greek mythology, Pegasus is a winged horse and the servant of the Greek god, Zeus. In late antiquity, Pegasus’ flight was also interpreted as an ...
23 July 2021
Can anyone help Haiti?

Can anyone help Haiti?


I have had some robust discussions about the situation in Haiti in recent days. In last week’s article, I suggested that the international community...
16 July 2021
How does Haiti move forward?

How does Haiti move forward?


AS I WRITE, I am mindful of the Jura mountains in the background, which demarcate part of the French-Swiss border. These mountains are partly signifi...