Tuesday, November 20, 2018
President Gerald Ford said: “A government big enough to give you everything you want is a government big enough to take from you everything you have.”  The general elections in Saint Lucia included political promises every bit as illusory as...
The immediate impact of BREXIT on the Caribbean’s tourism sector may not be a reduction of arrivals from the UK to the Caribbean resorts. The impact may have to do with the state of Balance Sheets, through Accounts Receivables. There...
English poet Robert Browning said, "Ah, but a man's reach should exceed his grasp, Or what's a heaven for?" In other words, suggesting that, in order to achieve anything worthwhile, we should attempt even those things that may turn...
A nimble curious mind may ponder the origin of new ideas: Are these born and nourished in the womb, in isolation of a later dream or, are genes the genesis of ideas from which fervent dreamers come? Is there...
As an individual who has supported a number of victims of sexual violence, I see how traumatic it can be for them to be confronted, victimized, bullied and vilified by victim blaming trolls on social media, particularly women and those who...
It has become indisputable that hypocrisy and ignorance is commonplace in both the United Workers Party (UWP) and the Saint Lucia Labour Party (SLP), who make substantial decisions for the wide population. Collectively, neither looks certain on what they...
BY HARVEY CENAC All religions in the history of the world have made use of symbolism, for every religious movement has attempted to express man’s basic experience of the holy and the transcendent. Saint Lucians find themselves at the crossroad...
The general election is yet another defining moment that presents the opportunity to determine the future of Saint Lucia.   But it is hard to hold off the pessimism in a system where blind adventure is conventional in the political...

Diaspora disconnect

At the end of a recent speech on U.S.–Jamaica relations, former Jamaican diplomat Ambassador Curtis Ward weighed in on what he termed the “untapped technical expertise and resources of the diaspora” and the role that this group could play...