A family affair

A family affair

Here is the truly remarkable aspect of this entire brouhaha about selecting the person who will serve as the next Commonwealth Secretary General. Up until just now, even as the…

‘Manning’ a pioneer of steelband and pan building

Barbara Mason Eustace Henry earned the nickname ‘Manning’ in later years having been raised by his grandmother Ms. Manning. Like most of the children in the Point Area, Manning was…

Keeping it in the family

Keeping it in the family

By Peter W. Wickham The announcement of the candidacy of Camilo Gonsalves for the constituency of East St George in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines raises the specter of a…

Self-esteem, confidence and image

By Risa Adams Many of you have not taken the time to ask yourselves who you truly are and what it is that you stand for. Instead, you go with…

The Commonwealth’s future – Part II

The Commonwealth’s future – Part II

by Sir Ronald Sanders (The writer is a Senior Fellow at the Institute of Commonwealth Studies, University of London and Massey College, University of Toronto. He is also a candidate…

Messing with our head

Messing with our head

Monitoring the local political debate can only lead the rational observer to conclude that too many people whose business it is to keep the people enlightened on issues of public…

Carmona Samuel: Tied to the land

Carmona Samuel: Tied to the land

By Colin Sampson “It really began for me in 1973 when I bought a pig.” Carmona Samuel is remembering the beginnings of the fever that ties him to the land.…

What actions are geared to lift people-oriented development?

What actions are geared to lift people-oriented development?

It Matters By Dr. George C. Brathwaite There is a real need for the media, civil society, the church, and government, to become more influential in shifting the mindset of…

Mixed motives: A case study

Mixed motives: A case study

A strange land this truly is, our Antigua & Barbuda. Now and again, in an idle moment, Yours Truly sort of envies Jamaica Kincaid. Ms Kincaid can delve beneath the…

Maduro blinks

Maduro blinks

Don’t look now – but a bright new era in relations may be getting ready to break out between the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela and the United States. That’s right…