15 June 2021
Key Takeaways from G-7 Summit

Key Takeaways from G-7 Summit


Leaders of the Group of Seven (G7) held their 47th summit from 11-13 June in Cornwall, United Kingdom (UK). The core members of the G7 are Australia, ...
08 June 2021
Reparations and Justice

Reparations and Justice


WRITING FOR THE Brookings Institution in April 2020, Rashawn Ray and Andre Perry, both American academics, referred to reparations as a system of red...
01 June 2021
Seizing the benefits of Fintech solutions

Seizing the benefits of Fintech solutions


JULIA KAGAN, former editor of Consumer Reports, defines financial technology (Fintech) as new technology that seeks to improve and automate the deliv...
18 May 2021
Oppression, dispossession and powerlessness

Oppression, dispossession and powerlessness


THERE IS A Vincentian calypso which was rendered a few decades ago with the line “No man is free until all men are free everywhere.” By this toke...
11 May 2021
‘To win tomorrow, we have to lose today’

‘To win tomorrow, we have to lose today’


Unrest in Colombia has become the latest trending topic, making international headlines both on social media and in the international press. Steven Os...
04 May 2021
The end of the ‘Forever War’

The end of the ‘Forever War’


THE multi-generational United States (US) War against al Qaeda and the Taliban in Afghanistan is drawing to a close. The final phase of ending what s...
27 April 2021
Addressing the climate conundrum

Addressing the climate conundrum


ON 22-23 APRIL 2021, President Joseph Biden of the United States (US) convened a virtual climate summit of 40 world leaders; among them the Honourable...
20 April 2021
Rebuilding and vulnerability: SVG and La Soufrière

Rebuilding and vulnerability: SVG and La Soufrière


THIS IS PERHAPS the most difficult article I have written since I started writing for Searchlight. This difficulty arises from the fact that just und...
01 April 2021
What the Suez Canal Blockage Means for Global Trade

What the Suez Canal Blockage Means for Global Trade


On Tuesday 23 March 2021, a large ship blocked the Suez Canal. Up to the time of writing, efforts to unblock the Canal had proved futile. The Suez Can...
23 March 2021
A broken, battered world

A broken, battered world


THE FORMER English philosopher, Thomas Hobbes, wrote in his 1651 book, Leviathan, that in the natural state of humankind, life is nasty, brutish, and...