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Commentary: The Big Bad Wolf

April 14, 2014
Commentary: The Big Bad Wolf The child's story about the big bad wolf is one we need to recall. The story preaches the only way to be safe from the wolf is to build your house strong and of the right materials. The people of Grand Turk and South Caicos faced this after Hurricane Ike. Two families on Middle Caicos who lost their roofs...

Commentary: The Caribbean: Respecting a country's dignity

April 14, 2014
Commentary: The Caribbean: Respecting a country's dignity Independence for Caribbean states brought to its citizens a sense of liberation, feelings of self-regard and self-worth, and of being somebody in a world previously dominated politically by great power groups, some of which were the previous colonial powers. We envisioned independence as meaning we would...

Commentary: Open-minded politics and the Caribbean

April 3, 2014
Commentary: Open-minded politics and the Caribbean Caribbean politics in many ways can be regarded as being a closed-minded activity. We as Caribbean people often have our allegiance to political parties pre-determined for us by our political culture, and through political socialisation. Through these processes, our minds from very early are shaped...

Commentary: Death and taxes

March 24, 2014
Commentary: Death and taxes “Death and taxes are the only things certain” is now a famous statement by US patriot Ben Franklin. While death is unavoidable, taxes can sometimes be avoided. If government assesses an income tax, you simply avoid having income. Low income persons are hurt the most by taxes. Sometimes they go underground.

Commentary: The colonial pull in Caribbean politics

March 24, 2014
Commentary: The colonial pull in Caribbean politics We are all familiar with the saying, “the more things change, the more they remain the same.” At the surface level, it appears ridiculous, even contradictory, because change means a qualitative difference from what previously existed. The situation, therefore, could not remain the same.

Commentary: Politics unveiled

March 17, 2014
Commentary: Politics unveiled In one of their publications, a University of the West Indies course team summarises politics as involving the process of making government policies, being conflict oriented, where different interest groups seek to influence major political actors, and concerned with institutions that enable the examination of power...

Commentary: Caribbean 2020

March 6, 2014
Commentary: Caribbean 2020 My paternal grandmother was born in the rural farming village of Philip in St Kitts. My paternal grandfather was born in the same rural farming village of St Kitts. My maternal grandmother was born in the rural fishing village of Sea Cow’s Bay in Tortola. My maternal grandfather was born in the rural farming village of...

Commentary: Legacy-gate

March 3, 2014
Commentary: Legacy-gate The USA had Watergate, Monica-gate and recently Weiner-gate. What gates and legacies bother the TCI? Resort-gate haunts the young people emerging from high school and college. What are the prospects for these young, vital people? Do they have opportunities for employment, business and...

Commentary: Liberating our minds from mental slavery

March 3, 2014
Commentary: Liberating our minds from mental slavery Throughout Caribbean history, there has been this division on colour lines, with a dark complexion being associated with certain lacks, in certain areas, and in others it is regarded as somewhat exotic, and a source of pleasure.  We all know how in the 60s, black consciousness arose as a reaction...

Commentary: Something from nothing

February 24, 2014
Commentary: Something from nothing During the history of mankind some have shown how to create something from nothing. In mankind's history, God has motivated individuals to provide a better life for their fellow man by creating products from sun and soil. The life history of agricultural bio-chemist George Washington Carver is a case in point.

Commentary: Two ideas of politics

February 18, 2014
Commentary: Two ideas of politics Historically, societies have struggled with the idea of what constitutes good governance, and have devised different strategies to create order among its people. Even the Arawaks had their system of governance with chiefs, and in other societies, the medicine men gave advice on what strategies should be followed.

Commentary: The Caribbean and the UK: Partnering for growth through PPP

February 18, 2014
Commentary: The Caribbean and the UK: Partnering for growth through PPP As our governments strive to create the conditions for sustainable economic growth, identifying avenues for continued investment in public infrastructure is as crucial as it is challenging, given fiscal constraints across much of Europe and the Caribbean. Partnerships between the public and the private sectors...

Commentary: Revisiting homosexuality in the Caribbean

February 12, 2014
Commentary: Revisiting homosexuality in the Caribbean Several years ago, I wrote an article that reviewed homosexuality in the Caribbean. This social and ethically disruptive issue maintains more paradoxes than robust fortitude in ecclesial and political contexts about core principles, held sacred and unquestionable. In holding the sexual fabric of our society...

Commentary: Size and relationships do matter

February 10, 2014
Commentary: Size and relationships do matter Sorry folks, this is not about romance but is about the size and relationship of territories based on facts and history. The population of West Indian nations shows that Haiti and Cuba, with nearly 11 million people each, represent 50% of the 41 million folks the Caribbean hosts. The Dominican Republic has nearly...

Commentary: Can offshore renewables turn the tide of climate change?

February 10, 2014
Commentary: Can offshore renewables turn the tide of climate change? Climate change is one of the greatest threats to our security and prosperity. So, now is the time for people around the world to work together, to protect our future and that of our children. And island nations, like those in the Caribbean, are already feeling the impact. Oil prices are rising -- pushing up electricity and...

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