Falling On The Ideological Sword

Published on Nov 18 2015 // Blogs, St. Lucia
Falling On The Ideological Sword
By Melanius Alphonse News Americas, CASTRIES, St. Lucia, Weds. Nov. 19, 2015: In the shadow of imminent difficulties on the horizon, there is sufficient cause to the shenanigans of the Kenny Anthony-led administration on policy matters pertaining to value added tax (VAT); the proposed implementation...

Regional Lessons From The Gowdy Ghostbuster

Published on Nov 09 2015 // St. Lucia, Top Stories
Regional Lessons From The Gowdy Ghostbuster
  By Melanius Alphonse, ICIA AIPFM News Americas, CASTRIES, St. Lucia, Tues. Nov. 10, 2015: Any objective analysis of the Hillary Clinton testimony debacle before the Benghazi Committee 8.0, chaired by US Rep Trey Gowdy and his team of Ghostbusters, so named for their blind persistence in chasing spectral...

Maduro’s Flamboyant Optic In Autocracy

Published on Oct 22 2015 // Blogs, Breaking News, Caribbean, St. Lucia, Top Stories
Maduro’s Flamboyant Optic In Autocracy
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro and Saint Lucia PM Kenny Anthony. By Melanius Alphonse News Americas, CASTRIES, Saint Lucia, Fri. Oct. 23, 2015: Two days before Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro’s visit to Saint Lucia he made the following pronouncements to his people. First he said, he was...

UK Re-Engaging The Region, China Financing Infrastructure, Where’s The US?

Published on Oct 12 2015 // Blogs, Caribbean, Features, Top Stories
UK Re-Engaging The Region, China Financing Infrastructure, Where’s The US?
  Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Portia Simpson Miller (right), looks on as Chief of Defence Staff, Major General Antony Anderson is introduced to Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (UK), the Rt. Hon. David Cameron (third right), by British High Commissioner to Jamaica, His Excellency David Fitton...

How ‘Out Of Turn’ Is Kenny Anthony?

Published on Sep 28 2015 // Blogs, St. Lucia, Top Stories
By Melanius Alphonse News Americas, CASTRIES, St. Lucia, Tues. Sept. 29, 2015: The veracity of the statement by Saint Lucia Prime Minister And Minister For Finance, Dr. Kenny Anthony, that “while I do not have updated figures on the rate of unemployment, I expect that unemployment will be contained...

And Then There Were Two… the Commonwealth SG Post

Published on Sep 10 2015 // Blogs, Caribbean, Top Stories
By Melanius Alphonse News Americas, CASTRIES, St. Lucia, Fri. Sept. 11, 2015: The continuing saga of disunity within the Commonwealth Caribbean took a new turn on Monday with the election of Dr Bhoe Tewarie, Trinidad and Tobago’s nominee for the post of Commonwealth secretary general, as the new member...

Down To The Wire In Trinidad And Tobago

Published on Sep 06 2015 // Caribbean, Trinidad and Tobago
Down To The Wire In Trinidad And Tobago
PNM supporters, in true carnival style, dancing on the main road in Tunapuna on September 5, 2015, as they make their way to Tacarigua, for the last rally before the general election, Monday September 7, 2015, in Trinidad & Tobago. (Hayden Roger Celestin image) By Melanius Alphonse News Americas,...

The Future Is Better Than History Of The Past In Trinidad And Tobago

Published on Aug 18 2015 // Blogs, Caribbean, Trinidad and Tobago
The Future Is Better Than History Of The Past In Trinidad And Tobago
  Melanius Alphonse, ICIA AIPFM By Melanius Alphonse News Americas, CASTRIES, St. Lucia, Weds. Aug. 19, 2015:  First it was email gate by Dr Keith Rowley, followed by Jack Warner and his situation with US authorities. Then a poll showed 20/21 for the UNC that has only just launched its full slate...

CARICOM Leaders’ Commonwealth Divide

Published on Jun 17 2015 // Blogs, Caribbean, Top Stories
CARICOM Leaders’ Commonwealth Divide
By Melanius Alphonse News Americas, CASTRIES, St. Lucia, Thurs. June 18, 2015: Months ahead of the upcoming 2015 summit of the Commonwealth heads of government in Malta, Caribbean Community (CARICOM) leaders are at a familiar impasse that is once again virtually beyond a crying shame; unable to present...

Unlocking St Lucia’s Political And Economic Future

Published on Jun 09 2015 // Blogs, Caribbean, St. Lucia
Unlocking St Lucia’s Political And Economic Future
  By Melanius Alphonse News Americas, CASTRIES, St. Lucia, Weds. June 10, 2015: The political, economic and security hysteria taking place in Saint Lucia requires a new and different approach: a common position that is fortified by a detailed vision and a solution-driven strategy capable of transforming...