18 June 2021

What does our silence mean?


At times like these it is useful to reflect on, and remind ourselves of the message which came from Martin Niemoller’s 1946 poem “First they came ...
04 June 2021

Israel and Palestine- the never ending struggle!


Seventy two years ago when the state of Israel was established as a homeland for Jews, resulting in the expulsion of over 500,000 Palestinians who co...
28 May 2021

The challenges continue


The Soufriere volcano has gone out of its explosive mode but is still active as noted by a series of earthquakes not felt by humans, but recorded by ...
21 May 2021

The way forward cannot be business as usual


While some people outside the Red Zone have returned to their homes, the volcano remains suspiciously quiet, but in any event the nation’s thoughts ...
14 May 2021

Has SVG gone to the Dogs?!


While the country is still trying to come to grips with a volcano that we are not sure has burnt itself out and the continuing coronavirus pandemic th...
07 May 2021
The ‘PR’ I knew

The ‘PR’ I knew


Parnel was my close friend, perhaps my best friend at primary school in Barrouallie. He was then known as ‘PC’- Pernel Campbell. (I suspect that ...
30 April 2021

Trying to make sense of what is happening


In the weeks before Soufriere began its explosive eruption the main issues being discussed nationally had to do with vaccination and questioning th...
23 April 2021

The ‘Caribs’ and resettlement efforts after the 1902 eruption


While we are pre-occupied with securing ourselves, homes, animals and farms at this time, the real challenge will come with resettlement and rebuildin...
16 April 2021

An historical peep at past eruptions


As we reflect on past eruptions while trying to come to grips with the uncertainties that face us today,  we have to take into account the state of ...
09 April 2021

Might not be the worst of times but we into rough times!


We are in the midst of two serious crises, each with enormous problems for us. I speak of course about the current coronavirus pandemic and the impen...