June 25, 2018

OPINION: A monster of a President?

By Ewin James How does a man become a monster, if men can become monsters ? How does an ordinary man, with the virtues and vices of other men become the worst person on earth so that to protect people from him he must be removed from his place of influence? Does he go to […]

THE VIEW FROM EUROPE: The disturbing consequences of the G7 Summit

By David Jessop From Barbados Advocate It is the images that remain. First it was a photo of the political leadership of the West trying to face down an intransigent Donald Trump, and then two days later the extraordinary sight of a smiling US President standing beside an equally pleased Kim Jong Un; making it […]

OPINION: Camillo Gonsalves and the Leapfrog Syndrom

By Jolly Green In an open letter in 2014 Camillo Gonsalves said, “I have lived in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines; attended primary and secondary school in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines.” But he left all the following out. His early schooling was in Jamaica, where he attended the Priory School and the Wolmers High […]

Trump is here to stay and change the world

By ROBERTO SAVIO From Caribbean Life ROME, June 18, 2018 (IPS) – Donald John Trump, 45th and current president of the United States, has been seen in many illustrious circles as an anomaly that cannot last. Well, it is time to look at reality. If we put on the glasses of people who have seen […]

Briefly.co.za: Criminals in SA have too many rights – Fikile Mbalula

Police Minister Fikile Mbalula feels that criminals in the country have far too many rights and if he has his way they will give up those rights. The Minister says people should lose their civil rights the moment in which they choose to engage in criminal activity. Police Minister Fikile Mbalula feels that criminals in […]

Sir Ronald Sanders – A world less safe: The Caribbean is not immune

By Sir Ronald Sanders Events affecting Iran, prompted by the May 8 decision of US President Donald Trump to withdraw America from a 2015 nuclear deal, may appear irrelevant to Caribbean countries. They are not. One of the first effects will be a rise in oil prices, which has already reached US$77 a barrel and […]

OPINION: The ULP Monstrosity of beach and river sand mining.

By Jolly Green Sand mining is the extraction of sand, in Saint Vincent it is mined from beaches and dunes. Sand is used in concrete and for rendering or plastering. Beach sand mining is a direct cause of erosion, and impacts the local wildlife. Disturbance of underwater and coastal sand causes turbidity in the water, […]

The View from Europe: Cuba, the EU and a post-Cotonue agreement

By DAVID JESSOP From Barbados Advocate Just over a week ago, Cuba and the European Union held a first Joint Council meeting. It identified the principal multilateral and bilateral issues on which they hope in future to work more closely. For the EU, the event was particularly important. It established a dialogue with one of […]

Sir Ronald Sanders: Good journalism is a like a toothache: it hurts but it warns

By Sir Ronald Sanders Reporters Without Borders (RWB) just released its 2018 press freedom report and, apart from two of them, the lowest mark for rated Caribbean Community (CARICOM) countries is “fairly good”. The worst, rated as “problematic”, are Haiti and Guyana. Jamaica is the only CARICOM country rated “good”. For unknown reasons, The Bahamas […]

Beleaguered West Indies to face grieving Sri Lanka

From Jamaica Observer Editorial The world of sport is increasingly focused on football’s FIFA World Cup in Russia which begins in mid-June. But the dwindling numbers who still follow West Indies cricket will be aware of five crucial Test matches over the next two months against Sri Lanka and Bangladesh on Caribbean soil. A dark […]