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December 9, 2013
Those who follow the sport of wrestling are familiar with an important “hold” the tumbling athletes apply called the “full nelson”. The wrestler embraces his opponent with both hands and arms across the back of the neck. He persists and does not let go. The recent but not unexpected passing of 95-year-old...
December 2, 2013
My previous article on this subject of legacy dealt with underdevelopment and authoritarianism, politics not being development oriented, managed freedom as opposed to real freedom, a system of indentured servants, rather than indigenous people development, and a legacy of education as a strategy...
November 21, 2013
Nervous prostration is a disorder that incapacitates those that are affected with it. It appears that this is now a real problem for some here in the TCI. The symptoms are affecting government as well as some of the media. It has not affected this medium, which has an editor who tries his best to report only...
November 14, 2013
When certain behaviours, institutions, cultural practices, and ways of seeing things have been handed down to a people throughout their history to the present, it is known as having a legacy. In the Caribbean, we talk of the legacy of slavery, colonialism, and the behaviour of leaders throughout its political history.
November 4, 2013
In Brazil's Rio de Janeiro, the most recent residence of our first premier, a giant 98ft tall statue of Christ looms high on a 26ft pedestal with 92ft wide arms outstretched above the city. Down below, former premier Misick fought extradition. He may now be brought back to the TCI with a possible stop in the USA.
October 26, 2013
Australia is a country loaded with kangaroos. Animals known for their jumping antics. Hence the old musical ditty “Tie me Kangaroo down” singing about restraining those creatures. We had an Australian here in the TCI in the person of Kate Sullivan. She was a constitutional consultant...
October 26, 2013
To renew ourselves, we have to repair ourselves. To make ourselves fit for our life’s journey, we have to repair ourselves. To make ourselves worthy of ourselves and others, we have to repair ourselves. And the act of repairing is ongoing. When we repair ourselves, we find the situations we most desire...
October 12, 2013
As a senior, I have turned over the hourglass many times, watching the sands of time slip by. It seems these days that the sands of politics seem to run slower not faster. Ten long years in precious time have been lost since the now infamous by-election of 2003. TCI can never recover that time.
October 12, 2013
One Caribbean writer once remarked that the reason why there is so much extortion among the Caribbean population is because of its history of buccaneerism, where all sorts of activities took place that resulted in the deprivation of Caribbean people, as a result of the forced acquisition of major sectors of their resources.
October 2, 2013
A country needs to stay young and strong. A people need to keep young and strong. And a culture needs to remain vibrant and strong. Staying young and strong is to stay alive. To endure, to replenish, and to grow robustly. It is to keep intact what sustains us, while shedding those aspects which have outlived...
September 26, 2013
There is no such thing as being worried, or anxious. And anger and jealousy should have no part in our lives. We do not have to be ill, and neither should we be vindictive, or have within us the desire for revenge. Also, we have the capacity to remain calm under provocation, and even when we are most provoked...
September 23, 2013
The well known process used by folks who start a business with good ideas but limited resources is called boot strapping. Apple computer, Harley Davidson and Ford Motor, all started in garages, are US examples. There are hundreds of thousands more. Look around, they are right here in TCI as well.
September 19, 2013
The concept of political leadership has been given much prominence throughout the Caribbean recently, particularly in the newspapers, although no clear definition of the term has been provided. Some political writers talk about leading from the front, others, about leading from behind.
September 16, 2013
When I was in business designing products, we often looked at what the competition was doing. We always tried to do better. The Caribbean has had moderate success attracting tourists. The USA’s big state of Florida has done well. TCI has a tourism product called “Beautiful by Nature”.
September 13, 2013
A person’s birthplace is the home of their heart and soul. It is where the individual gets his strength, energy, and life giving breath. It is his moorings, where he anchors himself, and where he manages his circumstances to obtain the resources necessary for living. Our birthplace is where we find peace and quiet.
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