Global prosperity

Irrespective of one’s ideological makeup, there is no denying that all human beings seek certain basic comforts in life ranging from food, clothing and shelter to freedom, happiness and the fulfilment of their dreams and aspirations. Logically, to realise these goals, individuals have to be living in countries that are making deliberate efforts to become more prosperous. The problem for most countries in this regard, though, is that they do no function in isolation. In fact, as the evidence from the most recent global financial and economic crisis reminds all and sundry, the countries of this world of ours have … Continue reading

Time to move on without the Rebel Gang

By Stone Crusher It is quite clear that the gang man and his disciples have been conquered. It is quite clear that his two advisors ­ the left over relics of our communist past who saw him as their last hope to regain power in Grenada have resigned themselves to the realisation that nobody wants them. One of them remains in close daily company with the gang man himself since he was forced to go job-seeking while the other ­ a neighbor of his two partners, can kiss his eagerness good bye as he has been unmasked and there is … Continue reading

The political and economic situations – in crisis!!!!!!!

Now that the Schools, and Colleges, and other training institutions are closing their doors for another long vacation – and the Festivities that traditionally take place at this time every year in our Tri-Island State are getting in motion – we are faced with situations in vital areas, way beyond anything we have ever experienced before, and very, very few signs of how we can overcome them. Whichever Party or Leader our people may choose to follow or support – in the challenging times ahead for the remainder of this year, and even more importantly, for the crucial final year … Continue reading

Rio+20: No closer to a safer global environment

The Rio+20 Conference in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, has brought the world no closer to a safer global environment. Indeed, if the measure of its success is that the large and influential countries stood still while the dreadful effects of Climate Change sped along, the Conference was a disappointment. Heads of Government, who bothered to turn up for the Summit meeting, could do little to alter the ‘outcome document’ that had been laboriously negotiated by their officials over weeks of painful talks that sometimes threatened to reverse the fundamental principles that were agreed 20 years ago at the first Earth … Continue reading