I can’t breathe; we can’t breathe

His voice broke, as it rose to a crescendo. The listeners could identify with his disillusionment. They could feel his pain, and they said so. Indeed, after he ended his phone call in bitter tears of frustration with a regime that had promised so much, and delivered...

Thinking outside the box and beyond the boundary (Part II)

An idea for constitutional change to meet the needs of the diaspora in our electoral system. By Harold E Lovell (Political leader of the United Progressive Party) We need to think outside the box and create conditions which will better reflect the true will of the...

Sweet-sounding nothing

It was listed as item number 5 in this past week’s Cabinet notes, and it did exactly what it was designed to do – be syrupy sweet. As we are all so very painfully aware, these are extremely difficult economic times, and this government’s willful waste in times of...

Rise up, oh men

The above is part of the title of a great hymn from the old church by William Pierson Merrill. We have chosen it as a rousing call to action for us men to shoulder our responsibilities as husbands, fathers, companions and contributing members of society. It is the...

A grim anniversary

It’s been one year and one month since Customs Officer Cornell Benjamin was accosted in his own yard by persons unknown. He sustained four gunshot wounds to his right leg and one to his left. Mercifully, he survived, but it is not clear as to the quality of life that...

Where is our Ram Kirpalani

It began with the Prime Minister (PM) of St Lucia, the Honourable Allen Chastanet, levelling with his people by telling them that the treasury is empty. It was a bitter pill for the St Lucian people, but we suspect that St Lucians appreciated their PM’s...
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