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...

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...

Trinidad And Tobago Presages Transformation

Published on May 26 2015 // Blogs, Caribbean, Top Stories, Trinidad and Tobago
By Melanius Alphonse News Americas, CASTRIES, St. Lucia, Weds. May 27, 2015: Accepting recurring themes of low growth and a downturn in oil prices as the new normal in world economy, and activities in China that slowed marginally to 7.4 percent in 2014 compared to growth of 7.8 percent in 2013, places...

The Dilemma To St. Lucia’s Structural Rise Again

Published on Dec 01 2014 // Blogs, St. Lucia
The Dilemma To St. Lucia’s Structural Rise Again
  St. Lucia protesters. (Star image) By Melanius Alphonse   Special To NAN News Americas, CASTRIES, St. Lucia, Tues. Dec. 2, 2014: As the third anniversary of the Saint Lucia Labour Party [SLP] approached on Nov. 28th, it was more and more evident, that the country needs new and genuine governance...

Save St. Lucia’s Farmland And Help Curb Food Inflation

Published on Oct 24 2013 // Blogs, Features, St. Lucia, Top Stories
Save St. Lucia’s Farmland And Help Curb Food Inflation
By Melanius Alphonse Special To News Americas News Americas, GROS ISLET, St. Lucia, Fri. Oct. 25, 2013: If you examine Saint Lucia’s landscape, it is predictable. What is lacking is government’s ability to act! From Gros Islet in the north, right down to Vieux Fort in the south, you can’t miss...

Is The St Lucia Government Rendering Citizens Impotent And Frustrated?

Published on Oct 10 2013 // Blogs, Caribbean, St. Lucia, Top Stories
By Melanius Alphonse News Americas, CASTRIES, St. Lucia, Fri. Oct. 11, 2013: Probably, Saint Lucia’s director of statistics, Edwin St Catherine, has known something that to the rest of the population up until now was a well kept secret. Well, there you have it. The island is experiencing fewer than...