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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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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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Plugging the Holes in the Economy

Plugging the Holes in the EconomyRetirement funds are drying up, hiring is down, and small businesses are in a chronic rut.  Consumption is

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Guess Who is Openly Coming to the Caribbean Church- Gays and Lesbians

Guess Who is Openly Coming to the Caribbean Church?I welcome Dr Lazarus Castang’s position that Christians shouldn’t sin by mistreating homosexuals whether

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Where is Our Politics Heading

where is our politics headingI’d like to begin a public conversation about the future of Antigua and Barbuda’s politics and by

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The Caribbean Church Coming Out of the Closet on Homosexuality

Church Coming Out of the Closet Valued theologian-therapist Dr Lazarus Castang’s response to my article is a treasure (The unbridgeable

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CARICOM Faces Daunting Challenges and Daring Changes in 2013

Daunting Challenges and Daring Changes Rather than end 2012 with confessions of our vandalism, violence and vagueness, we should begin 2013 with

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Revisiting Homosexuality in the Caribbean

Revisiting Homosexuality in the CaribbeanSeveral years ago, I wrote an article that reviewed homosexuality in the Caribbean. This social and ethically

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HEAR THE ANGELS SING

HEAR THE ANGELS SINGIf you are unfazed by the pangs of poverty, broken political promises, the tragic loss of innocent lives,

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Saving the Caribbean

Saving the CaribbeanI have cultivated tough hope for CARICOM to reach its majestic ideal. Today, this promise is more likely to

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The Beginnings of New Expectations

Building bridgesThe Antigua Labour Party (ALP) has ushered in an event-making transition. It has made a generational shift

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Me and My Drum

Me and my drumIn a world of loveless domination, the Grinch steals Christmas from those whom he despises. The people he

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What Antiguans and Barbudans Have Not Forgotten Nor Forgiven

 Not Forgotten Nor ForgivenThe message of the United Progressive People (UPP) administration to voters in Antigua and Barbuda is this:

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The Light of Nelson Mandela's Legacy for CARICOM Lraders

Nelson MandelaNelson Mandela transcends death at 95. Between blessing and benediction, there is heart -broken sorrow. But

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Springing Forward

No more of the sameWith the local economy in the wilderness, it’s not surprising that the momentum is rigidly against the

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Misreading the Government of Antigua and Barbuda’s Achievements

Misreading How do we examine the United Progressive Party (UPP) Government’s performance for the past 9 years? Shall

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Resurrecting Caricom

Show and tellIs there a sure-footed alternative to CARICOM?

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Why PM Spencer is Wrong

Why PM Spencer is WrongIn the midst of an orgy of vanity and a cesspool of corruption, PM Baldwin Spencer makes a strident attempt

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The Comrade Rises

The comrade risesEvocative! Prime Minister Dr. Ralph Gonsalves has written a brilliant autobiography of a fearless leader,

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Our Fiscal Performance Loosens

BoastingFinance Minister Harold Lovell’s account of the nation’s fiscal performance for the first quarter of this

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More Brilliant Moves for the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank

The-only-waySince it inception on July 5, 1983, the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank (ECCB) has used its resources

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The Plight of Changing the Constituency Boundaries

Changing the Constituency BoundariesThe battle over the government’s insistence to redraw the boundaries in Antigua and Barbuda matters

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The Innovative Good

The Innovative GoodWhat’s in jeopardy when we accept “the necessary evil” and reject “the innovative good” in matters

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Is the UPP Defeating Itself or is it Being Defeated

A third Consecutive termHow wonderful it is to know when to listen. How glorious to shatter despair through a mixture of restraint,

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We Can Win

Most-saw-defeat-as-inevitable“The Benna Boyz performed remarkably well given their exposure, skills set, personal challenges and caliber

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CARICOM IS DEAD

CARICOM IS DEADIt is time to grieve, mourn, and bravely accept the rigor mortis of the Caribbean Community’s death.
The

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Truth and Consequences

The hyphen underscores the gapLast week Wednesday, to the surprise of all, Prime Minister Baldwin Spencer was spared the humiliation of the

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Living in Fear

Living in FearIn broad day light, the brutal gun-killing of Susan Powell shocked the nation. Law enforcement had never seen

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PM Spencer's No Confidence Vote

Wii the PM stay in the driver’s seat?On Thursday, Antigua & Barbuda's Parliament will decide on whether PM Baldwin Spencer has the clout to

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Courage- Calculated Risk and Ironies

Calculated RiskThe firing of Senators Collin Derrick and Anthony Stuart, and the resignation of Senators David Messiah and

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Thriving is Costly

A No show voteIt is comforting to view ourselves as misunderstood models of virtue or as underestimated libraries of

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A Strategic Do Tank CARICOM

Think TankPitched to a particular audience, establishing a “CARICOM Think Tank,” reflects Sir Ronald Sanders’

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After Eight Years in Govt- What Next

High-fivingIt is with sober reflection that I congratulate the United Progressive Party (UPP) administration of Antigua

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Tactical Advantage in Winning Without Losing - the US vs. Antigua Dispute

Winning Without Losing What does it profit a nation to gain legal victory and lose its development goal? I ask this question in

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How to Win in 2014 - Part II

Decreasing-public-supportPart I traced what the United Progressive Party (UPP) government of Antigua & Barbuda must do to gain

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Dr.Isaac Newton

Dr. Isaac Newton is an International Leadership and Change Management Consultant and Political Adviser. He specializes in Government and Business Relations and Sustainable Development Projects. Dr. Newton works extensively in West Africa, the Caribbean and Latin America and is a graduate of Oakwood College, Harvard, Princeton and Columbia. He has published several books on personal development and written many articles on economics, education, leadership, political, social, and faith based issue

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