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Stop Antigua Land Grab - Demand Legislation to Protect Public Lands

Stop Antigua Land Grab We live in a world where power is very unbalanced. Power imbalances are at the root of most social

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Importing Food is Damaging the Caribbean- Why No Action

Why No Action?It is shameful that golden opportunities to produce more food in the Caribbean and significantly reduce the

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Ten Days of Anxiety - We Ready - Part I

We ReadyThe delayed announcement of the “...Date for the 2014 Elections,” no doubt, had caused consternation

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Maya Angelou – an American Messenger, a Universal Message

Maya AngelouA remarkable American voice has been stilled, but the entire world is poorer for it.  Many of us –

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Corporate Monopoly- ALP Government Complicity

Complicity"Each generation must, out of relative obscurity, discover its mission, fulfill it, or betray it." ― Frantz

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Browne and the Numbers Game

Browne and the Numbers GameDear Editor. So leader of the opposition Gaston Browne's signature plan, if he wins the upcoming general

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When The Men Of Cloth Ran From The Devil

When The Men Of Cloth Ran From The DevilThis commentary looks at the troubles of the Antigua Christian Council (ACC) as they affect its

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Saving the CARICOM-Canada Talks

Saving the CARICOM-Canada TalksNegotiations between Canada and the 15 member-states of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) on a Free Trade

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Another Statutory Body Under Threat

Its just 'cheap talk.'Opposition leader Gaston Browne has promised to eliminate all utility arrears when he wins the upcoming

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The Day God Shook the Nation

Religion&PoliticsAntigua and Barbuda, like most British Commonwealth nations, was founded upon democratic principles, with

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The Caribbean Should Show Leadership in the Commonwealth

Show LeadershipIn my previous commentary, I argued that the 53-nation Commonwealth association is an important instrument

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So the Clean List is Dirty

So the clean list is dirty?Dear Editor. Am I to understand that the pains of going through the re-registration process to produce a

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Small States in Danger of Losing a Strong Advocate

Danger The 53-nation Commonwealth association is an important instrument for the promotion of the interests of small

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Concerned About My Soldiers

File photo- no connection to the storyDear Dear editor. I am stating my concern, as a citizen of this country, for the welfare of my fellow

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Devcon International Corporation and Political Opportunism

Political Opportunism"There is a strong incentive for bureaucrats to behave opportunistically and to maximize their budget at the

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Parliamentary History- Judicial Mystery

Time marches onFrom “...Slavery and bondage to Emancipation [1834]; ...from Adult Suffrage [1951] and British Colonialism

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Caribbean Integration in Shackles

Caribbean Integration in ShacklesThe greatest critics of regional integration in the countries of the 15-members Caribbean Community and

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Electoral Quandary - Vying for Elective Office

L- PM Baldwin Spencer; Opposition leader Gaston BrowneAs the Honourable Prime Minister Dr. Baldwin Spencer appeared to have placed the nation on tenterhooks, legal

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Tricky Reparations Quest Should Begin in Antigua

Reparations Quest Charity begins at home. The seeds are being sown for reparations for slavery to be paid to Caribbean nations.

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Reelection Politics and Caribbean Society - Part II Has Spencer’s Regime Crossed the Line

Love of power(Preamble: This installment reviews UPP’s strategy against the backdrop of reelection politics discussed in

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Battle of the Triumvirates - COP - DPP - AG

Battle of the Triumvirates The recent developments between two of the nation’s most senior “…Legal Officers,” spoke to such

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GIRVAN and GABO, Sincerity and Solitude

L- Gabriel Garcia “Gabo” Marquez; Professor Norman GirvanIt has been for me the spring season of the extravaganza of death. And the recent passing and interrupted

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The US – Caribbean’s Friend or Unintentional Foe

The US – Caribbean’s Friend or Unintentional FoeIn what has to rate as one of the most insensitive and outrageous demands on a Caribbean country, US

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Peter Wickham's Polling - Political Rambling

The unpredictable nature of man, “...behaviorally and expressively,” holds true.” Accepting the

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Time to Speak

Rev Paul Edwards“Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter” (Martin Luther King Jr). 

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Reelection Politics and Caribbean Society- Grasping the Problem

Reelection PoliticsIs a party seeking a new term in government the same as a government seeking reelection? No, there’s a

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Sri Lanka – Straining the Commonwealth

No cooperationThe Commonwealth of 53 nations is facing yet another ordeal because of the government of Sri Lanka.  This

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A Risky Trip on Unification Road

A Risky Trip on Unification RoadHistorically, unification and reunification has proven to be one of the most difficult tasks for nations to

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In Defence of Truth



R- AG Justin Simon QC and George Rick JamesDear editor, for reasons best known to himself, Attorney General Justin Simon has decided to engage me in a

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Appealing to the Court of Appeal

A deafening silenceAnnounce the decision now! There is a deafening silence booming out of the Court of Appeal of the Eastern

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Predictable Wrath of Leaders - Executive Fire

Leadership MattersIt was to be seen that in every sphere of human endeavor, and particularly, in the administration of public

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Japan’s Yen for Whales Blown

Patrick RamageIt’s not often that, apart from funerals, grown men are seen to shed tears openly, and certainly not tough

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Call the Election Now

Call the Election NowI saw a double-page ad in the Daily Observer in which, political hopeful, Samantha Marshall logically and

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Setting the Leadership Bar Higher in Antigua and Barbuda

Setting the Leadership Bar HigherPrime Minister Baldwin Spencer is legally correct that he can invite the people to the polls five years after

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Self-Destruction of a Junior Minister

When Senator Williams Jr. entered political life, he was seen as a “...young bright political prospect.”

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The Upholder is Worse than the Thief

Police commissioner Vere BrowneDear Editor, Being the head of any police force is a very important job and
whoever holds that position

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Re-thinking Caribbean Tourism Again

Re-thinking Caribbean TourismMost of the Caribbean tourism groups have claimed the recent change in the Air Passenger Duty (APD) as ‘a

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Winston Williams Jr - Rise and Fall - Part I

Winston Williams Jr. then 29 [April 30, 1973], became the youngest candidate among his organizational

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What Role Should CARICOM Play in Member States Disputes

What Role Should CARICOM Play in Member States DisputesAt the end of the intersessional meeting of CARICOM two weeks ago, the emotion-laden issue of whether CARICOM

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