Eating green!!!

As a child, you may have been told to eat your vegetables because they’re good you. Ever wonder why vegetables are so highly rated? People who eat vegetables as part of an overall healthy diet are more likely to have a reduced risk of some chronic non-communicable diseases like heart diseases, diabetes, hypertension, and cancer and obesity. In their most natural form vegetables provide nutrients that are important for the health and maintenance of your body. One important vegetable fact is that most vegetables are naturally low in fat and calories and contain no cholesterol. Good news for those of … Continue reading

I.M.O – Pure Grenada Music Festival

Well it’s a wrap folks, the Pure Grenada Music Festival 2017 has come and gone. I had a grand ole time at the festival and judging from the facebook posts and tweets, people had a great time overall, but there was some disappointment among the masses. At last year’s festival as well as this year’s, I was blown away by the friendliness of the greeters and ushers, you were welcomed every step of the way and that feeling of welcome makes quite a difference. As always, the Port Louis Greens is a great location and the festival committee did a … Continue reading

BLACK SKIN WHITE MASKS

The headline of this Sentinel article is borrowed from the book of the same title, written by Frantz Fanon and published in 1952, which has sold over one million English language copies and translated into twenty-five languages. Frantz Fanon was a Martiniquan medical doctor who specialised in psychiatry. He was educated in France, and as a black Antillian he had the unique advantage of studying the black physic in a white world as a product of slavery, colonialism and the evolving black consciousness, both as a Martiniquan and as a medical practitioner working in France and Algeria, North Africa, from … Continue reading

BRF brings new opportunities for International Cooperation

By Mr. Xu Jian On May 14-15, 2017, the Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation (BRF) was successfully held in Beijing. The theme of the forum is “Belt and Road: Cooperation for Common Prosperity”. The two-day BRF had wide attendance of over 1500 officials, scholars, entrepreneurs and journalists from more than 130 countries and 70 international organisations. Among them there were 29 heads of states and governments such as Russian President, Vladimir Putin, Indonesian President, Joko Widodo, Chilean President, Michelle Bachelet, Argentine President, Mauricio Macri and 3 heads of leading international organisations such as UN Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres, World … Continue reading

Slavery Re-enactment, an Affront to Black Caribbean History

by Kellon Bubb   The International Council on Monuments and Sites defines Cultural Heritage as “an expression of the ways of living developed by a community and passed on from generation to generation, including customs, practices, places, objects, artistic expressions and values. Cultural Heritage is often expressed as either Intangible or Tangible Cultural Heritage (ICOMOS, 2002)”. So that when the Ministry of Tourism and Culture in Grenada concluded, after what they suggested was careful thought and deliberation to observe the re-enactment of slavery during the worldwide commemoration of cultural heritage month, they have essentially insulted and dishonoured the dignity of … Continue reading

Inglorious Empire: Parallels of Indian and West Indian exploitation

The yearnings for power and wealth of the stone-cold dead British Empire echoed amongst the older generation throughout the shires of Britain during the BREXIT campaign.  Those yearnings reflected themselves in the support of the older voters to leave the European Union (EU) as an assertion of their sovereignty and the exceptionalism of Britain. Britain was indeed once the ruler of the world; a place it achieved by slavery, exploitation, military coercion and by ruthless application of the dictum of Julius Cesar, divide et impera (divide and conquer).  Fortunately for Britain, this ancient and archaic belief in fundamental British superiority … Continue reading

Debt strangling a Caribbean generation

There is a real prospect that in dealing with unsustainable debt, 11 of 13 Caribbean small states will have lost the first three decades of the twenty-first century, and foregone opportunities for poverty reduction, transformation and growth. That judgement has been made by a leading development-economist who has studied and worked on small economies. Cyrus Rustomjee is a South African-born, former head of the Economic Affairs Division of the Commonwealth Secretariat.  In that position, he produced well-considered papers for the G20 on the development challenges confronting developing countries. His recent study, “Pathways through the silent crisis: Innovations to Resolve Unsustainable … Continue reading

Financial Sense…A Man is Not a Financial Plan!

I am convinced that my life has been somewhat sheltered up to this point. Now, I’m in no way a prig, but I just did not realise certain things were happening on such a large scale. So, I decided that this week I am going to talk to my tribe about gaining their financial independence, and of course I went to the guru of information – google. Well, I got many hits and as any good researcher does, you check them out to see what’s good and what’s not. The startling thing I found out is that there is an … Continue reading

Can INTERCOL be a Weekend Event?

By Brian Lindsay-Campbell Recently I posted this question on social media (Facebook) – Can INTERCOL be a weekend event? And only one person said no because of religious belief. I beg to differ because our faith should not be based on the day of worship but our relationship with our maker, God Almighty… because one weekend should not change our relationship with our God. This question – can INTERCOL be a weekend event – was put forward to me by a colleague of mine who resides in New York, USA and a former INTERCOL athlete from the PBC Cannons. I … Continue reading

The continued UGLIFICATION of Urban St. George

In days of yore, when Grenada had Local Government, which was administered by District Boards in every town, St. George’s as the capital, had the distinction of having a MAYOR as its chief executive officer. That was before Grenada had its political independence in 1974, when we were still a colony of the United Kingdom. During those early days visitors to our Capital City could not help but express their delight at this pretty and unique urban formation in the southern Caribbean. The Georgian Society of England observed in its journal of 1930 and again in 1950 the charm of … Continue reading