January 18, 2020

The Editor speaks: Government agencies have “too much red tape to humbug progress”

How many times have we, the public at large, had to deal with government agencies executing willy nilly “too much red tape to humbug progress”? All the time. And now our Lord Chief Justice,Anthony Smellie, has encountered it and uttered the exact statement I have used in my Editorial title – “too much red tape […]

Top of the room

By Paul McGovern From PS Audio One of the most ignored part of the room is right above our heads. The ceiling—often flat, sometimes arched, broken up with timbers, slanted, domed, and everything in between. We position our speakers in the room more to keep the wall dimensions and layout happiest but rarely do we […]

The Editor speaks: It’s Hot, Hot, Hot! And even hotter!

It’s not just outside on the land that’s getting more hot – so is the sea – and even hotter! The science journal, “Advances in Atmospheric Sciences” has concluded the past five consecutive years were the top five warmest years in the ocean historically. This provides even more clear evidence of the climate emergency. More […]

2020 Forecast: What could happen in Latin America and the Caribbean?

By W. Alejandro Sanchez From Providence Magazine As the new year commences, there are several developments taking place in Latin America and the Caribbean that will likely make international headlines in 2020. In this commentary, we will briefly discuss some issues to keep in mind: 1. An Ongoing Lack of a Comprehensive US Foreign Policy: Needless […]

Xmas trees for mulch/”Recycled pitiful me” – The Publisher speaks

We have been asked to repeat the PSA below and it seemed to be appropriate to also repeat my poem I wrote about the “merry mulch”. DEH set to collect Christmas trees for Mulch The Department of Environmental Health (DEH) wishes to advise the public that bins have now been placed for the public to […]


By Jolly Green Dear Sir, I would like to bring the following to your readers. Synonyms for smirch: besmear, besmirch, bespatter, blacken, blemish, blot, blotch, contaminate, country degrade, dirty, discredit, disgrace, dishonour, pollute, smear, smudge, soil, stain, sully, taint, tarnish. Bragging comrade? Ralph Everard Gonsalves, Prime Minister of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines in an […]

Evidence of absence

By Paul McGowan From PS Audio There’s a famous aphorism that really resonates with me. “Absence of evidence is not evidence of absence” Just because traditional audio measurements don’t tell us much of anything about how a product sounds doesn’t mean all same measuring products sound alike. Yes, it’s the old measurements vs. listening debate […]

Latin America and China: Choosing self-interest

By Evan Ellis From The Global Ameicans In their global economic engagement, the countries of Latin America and the Caribbean have a natural interest in putting their own economic development and the good of their people ahead of alliances and questions of ideology.  Latin America’s engagement with China has become a key subject of focus, […]

Sir Ronald Sanders: Serving whose interest?

By Sir Ronald Sanders From Barbados Today Caribbean countries are being warned by the government of the United States of America (US) and US writers that they should limit their dealings with China. In the course of these warnings, several allegations are made, suggesting sinister Chinese motives and even corrupt relations between Chinese institutions and […]

The Editor speaks: I’m a blue-eyed boy

The idiom, blue eyed boy or blue eyed girl, refers to a someone who is liked, admired and often favoured by someone in authority. It is an expression more often used in Britain and Australia than in American English, and is often used with a derogatory or envious tone of voice and/or feelings of resent. […]