January 18, 2020

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 […]

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 […]


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 […]

Outer vs. inner

By Paul McGowan From PS Audio How important is the outer casework of your equipment? For me, it matters a great deal. I want the outside to reflect what’s inside. And yet I can just as easily turn those feelings off and enjoy the performance of a new design that’s built on top of a […]

Oliver Mills: Does a deep state operate in Caribbean governance?

By Oliver Mills The term “deep state” is being used with much frequency in the current political climate in the United States of America. According to a source, the deep state refers to a form of covert government with influential power networks, operating independently of the official leadership of the state, advancing its own agenda. […]

Bright side

By Paul McGowan From PS Audio Looking on the bright side seems socially acceptable while listening on the bright side is to be avoided. This kind of makes sense since we tolerate optimists but run from aggressive sound. The meanings are different and in interesting ways. The bright side of life—or the sunny side of the street (your […]

Opinion: Iran, Iranians, and everyone else

By Jolly Green The Iranians call the USA “The Big Satan.” In the Caribbean and the Americas, Members of the ‘Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America’ [ALBA] call the U.S. “The Empire.”   ALBA members have referred to the U.S. as satanic and often said: “you can smell the sulfur.” Ralph Gonsalves extreme left […]