Columns Rawlston Pompey 

SENATOR WIGLEY GEORGE – DEFEAT AND CONQUEST

For a very small minority of Senators, when the going gets tough, those who may have been familiar with a carefully articulated quote may have been motivated to persevere, even when facing adversities. It states, ‘…Disappointment to a noble soul is what cold water is to burning metal; …It strengthens; …tempers; …intensifies, but never destroys it’ [Eliza Tabor-Stephenson: 1835-1914]. Showing indignation over the situations, two former Senators, ‘…Dr. Edmond Mansoor and Wigley George’ had expressed themselves with passion and conviction. Though mindful of looming consequences, Senator Wigley George couldn’t care…

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Columns James Knight 

Open Letter to Alvette Jeffers – Please Get Things Right

Dear Jeff: You have fallen victim to the vile propaganda of a malicious minority of Barbudans. Much of what you say is inaccurate. There is no conspiracy to grab any land. The position on how our land should be used responsibly and to our own benefit in Antigua, must be the same for Barbuda. A sell out, a giveaway or irresponsible land lease in Barbuda would be the same as in Antigua, and that we have always most strongly opposed. What is in question now is simply that of ownership….

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Columns Rawlston Pompey 

SIR VERE CORNWALL BIRD – NATIONAL PATRIARCH

Though the contributions of other architects may have been overshadowed by those, who in many respects have also helped in charting the course of the nation, the contributions made by Sir Vere Cornwall Bird KNH, were said to have been among the most significant of any other leader that had succeeded or followed him in administrating the affairs of the nation. In the life of the nation [Antigua & Barbuda], there have been three significant periods that marked its history and development. Those that have rebelled against ‘…slavery,’ had done…

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Columns 

OP-ED- Erik Solhiem: Five Ways to Win the War on Pollution in Latin America and the Caribbean

By Erik Solheim, Head of UN Environment If pollution was just about not being able to see the sky or enduring a few bad odors, it may be tolerable. The sad fact, however, is that it’s also sending millions to an early grave. In Latin America and the Caribbean, 100 million people live in areas with dirty air and are vulnerable to serious health problems. Air pollution is the single biggest environmental health risk of our time. It is estimated that one out of every nine deaths worldwide is the…

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Columns Rawlston Pompey 

COMMENTARY: Crime and Violence – Cat and Rope

by: RAWLSTON POMPEY When the several regional neighboring States came together, though sovereign and singly independent, they called themselves the ‘…Caribbean Community (CARICOM).’ When the leaders of several tinier Eastern Caribbean islands bonded together, they called themselves the ‘…Organization of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS).’ Geographically and culturally interlinked, there are festive occasions called ‘…Carnival and Crop-over,’ while social commentaries and music are called ‘…calypso, reggae, soca and Creole Zouk.’ Then there some exotic foods called ‘…Fungi, with a peculiar vegetable mixed-up called ‘…pepper-pot; …ducana, salt-fish and chop-up (vegetable mix); …jerk…

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Columns Letter to the Editor 

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Britain Remembers its Past But Urges Others to Forget Theirs

Regional Headquarters, Jamaica. Director of the Centre for Reparation Research (CRR) at The University of the West Indies (The UWI), Professor Verene Shepherd issues the following statement on the recent remarks by Lord Tariq Ahmad, British Minister of State with responsibility for the Caribbean, Commonwealth and the United Nations, as he concluded a Caribbean tour with a visit to Jamaica late last week. The recent statement by Lord Tariq Ahmad, British Minister of State with responsibility for the Caribbean, Commonwealth and the United Nations that “it would be better for…

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Columns Rawlston Pompey 

Commentary: The Sacking Prime Ministers – Part II

By: RAWLSTON POMPEY, Equally as much as members of society have expressed concerns over rising crime and violence, they have also expressed abhorrence to officials who have been alleged to have engaged in conduct akin to depravity. This article looks at methodologies, strategies and/or operational tactics, law enforcement agencies have employed in ‘…Luring and nabbing’ suspects and wanted persons’ for their alleged involvement in acts of criminality, and particularly those across borders. Hence, it is never by accident when criminal suspects are lured away from safe haven.’ The classified acts…

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Columns Education Letter to the Editor 

Scholarship Recipient Cites Communication Breakdown, Late Remittance in Desperate Cry for Support

In an anonymous letter penned to Antigua Chronicle, a beneficiary of a government scholarship has alleged total disregard and a serious breakdown in communication from Chairperson of the Prime Minister’s Scholarship Committee Maurice Merchant and students like herself. The letter, emailed on November 10, 2017, cites its author as a student still based overseas and still very much reliant on the scholarship support. It reads, “I am writing this letter to publicly express my grievances as well as my disappointment in how the scholarship department of Antigua, more specifically Mr….

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Columns 

Letter to the Editor – Milner, The UWI and Caribbean Freedom

By Alan Cobley, Pro Vice-Chancellor and Professor of South African History, The University of the West Indies Early Life and Career: Alfred Milner was born in Germany of German-British ancestry and attended Balliol College Oxford, where he won several prizes and graduated with First Class Honours. He was elected a fellow of New College, Oxford in 1877. He trained initially as a lawyer, then worked for a time as a writer on the Pall Mall Gazette. His writing was most notable for his strongly imperialist views, which marked him out…

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Columns Mikey Joseph 

COMMENTARY: He Who Would Turn Country Into Kingdom 

By: Mikey Joseph It’s insidious, a game of smoke and mirrors that included Sandals, Asot Michael, Maria and Lester Bird, the UPP, the United States and Canadian governments, Caricom and so many more. But bit by bit, piece by piece, the end game of Gaston Browne is becoming clearer and clearer, and I urge every right-minded Antiguan and Barbudan to take note. Just over 18 months ago, Gaston Browne started a campaign to viciously attack the character of his ‘enemies’. The decision to abolish the concessions for Sandals, granted originally…

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