Articles Under: Political Impact
Throughout the ages, there has been a tradition that comets and signs in the heavens herald or mark the coming and passing of great human beings. This tradition was widely supported by the ancients – and as the Christmas Season approaches, it would be good to remember that the Bible says Wise Men foresaw the birth of the Christ Child by observing His “Star” in the East.
Is it just a tease? That question pops up, as Finance Minister Harold Lovell hints at a delayed Budget Speech.
“How do we finance our Government?” That is the question. That question, as a matter of fact (and you can take that to the bank – but don’t tell them who sent you), is shaping up to be the Number One Big Question for the upcoming 2014 general elections campaign.
That was Yours Truly, after I got up off the floor from rolling around laughing and holding my sides to hear Minister of Finance Harold Lovell in full flight from the political effect of the draft recommendations made public by his own Tax Policy Review Task Force.
Let us get this straight if we possibly can. This brilliant, transparent United Progressive Party government has twisted the Half Moon Bay Resort saga so far out of shape that the mission – whatever it was – is now FUBAR: an American military acronym meaning “Effed Up Beyond All Recognition”.
Every now and again, a situation develops that should remind us all of the absurdity that can afflict a society that insists on existing safely inside a box of conventionality. The problem, of course
A decade ago, during the great struggle to end the 28-year reign of the incipient Bird dynasty, among of the major topics for debate was the need for the public to be aware of a tendency politicians have to try to bribe the people with their own money.
Commonwealth Caribbean governments have begun to wake up to the potential value of our diaspora. This shift in attitude contrasts with the past, when departing emigrants more or less disappeared into the fog,
This argument about the Brain Drain has been going on ever since Yours Truly can remember. As far as Yours Truly can remember, and for far, far longer even than that, these islands have been exporting our surplus labor to any market that could find a use for it, from building the Panama Canal to cutting sugar cane in Cuba and the Dominican Republic.
It is remarkable to observe, the way the announcements and revelations are coming out so smoothly from the Baldwin Spencer regime, according to the timetable so beloved of politicians. Everything – all the good news, the happy press releases of projects and developments actual
Eventually, the OECS Supreme Court did what every rational observer knew it would do, and knocked the 2011 Amendments to the Representation of the People Act …
Prime Minister Baldwin Spencer has thrown out his broad hint that general elections may take place before the end of February 2014. His exact words, casually dropped as he delivered his 2013 Independence Day address, were “within four months” of November 1.
Today, for the umpteenth time, a journalist friend of mine (please observe that I eschew the designation: ‘colleague’) taxed me with a question that has vexed him over quite a long period – for years, in fact. Why, my friend plaintively wondered, does Justin Simon, a distinguished Queen’s Counsel, continue to serve as Attorney General to the Baldwin Spencer regime?
The crazed United Progressive Party administration continues to wade blindly forward into a lake of quicksand – and as our mindless government trudges stolidly ahead, the deeper and deeper it sinks into its self-created morass of venality. This picture is not appealing, nor is it amusing, but it
With general elections now less than four months away according to Prime Minister Spencer who ought to know, it is clear that 2014 will once again see a head-to-head contest between two major political parties: the opposition Antigua & Barbuda Labour Party and the ruling United Progressive Party.
The news is that Clarvis Joseph, Chairman of the Board of Commissioners of the Antigua Public Utilities Authority, has resigned his position. Whether his resignation takes immediate effect or comes into force on December 1 remains unclear at this time.
Let us all fervently thank God that our young nation of Antigua & Barbuda is a land governed not by men, but by laws. If men like Baldwin Spencer and his crew of self-serving, dictatorial opportunists had their way, the Constitution of our so-called Western Democracy would have gone out the window long ago, discarded like a piece of worthless trash.