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October 10, 2019

Very often we ask the wrong question of people because we view things through the wrong lens.

The question is not will you or should you get involved in the politics in your country? The appropriate question is will you or should you get involved in the development of y...

October 10, 2019

Let me start off by saying that I am a HUGE fan of Jallim. I think he is a brilliant sculptor. I have had the pleasure to discuss national development, social behavior, environmental management, and the future of our Saint Lucian and Caribbean societies with Jallim and...

May 16, 2018

The book Why Nations Fail by Daron Acemoglu and James A Robinson (2012; Profile Books), offers an interesting theory for why nations fail, drawing on many examples over four centuries of civilization.

The book's main argument is that nations fail because of extractive p...

May 15, 2018

Is Anyone Concerned About the Sainsbury’s – ASDA Merger and its Impact on Saint Lucia’s Banana Industry?

I have waited patiently to hear something from official sources, political parties, anyone, about the proposed merger between the second and third largest supermarke...

May 15, 2018

It struck me while listening to a lecture on 'Unleashing Growth and Strengthening Resilience in the Caribbean', based on a recent IMF publication with the same title, that we seem to have locked ourselves into one development model that has been delivering unspectacula...

May 15, 2018

There is a magnificent silver lining to the cloud hovering over our country at the moment. For the first time in a very long time, civil society groups and professionals are speaking out about the things that impact our development. These groups are realizing they cann...

May 13, 2018

The 2018 Atlantic Hurricane Season starts officially in less than 3 weeks.

Have we learned any lessons from the devastation visited on our sister islands of Dominica, British Virgin Islands or Anguilla from the deadly 2017 hurricane season? Have we put in place any mech...

May 9, 2018

As the second week of climate change negotiations drew to a close in Bonn, it struck me that we had lost much of the momentum, political leadership and urgency that combined in COP21 to produce the historic Paris Agreement in 2015.

COP22 in Marrakech was a celebratory C...