Daily Archives: 04/04/2021

Commentary: A second look – the first SO IT GO: – By Dave Martins

 By Stabroek News –

Coming back here to live some eleven years ago, I began writing a regular column for Stabroek News. Going through that file today, it struck me that the first column in that series is an interesting read today for the observations it contained, so here it is – the first SO IT GO:

COMPLETING THE CIRCLE

Sense of humour has always been at play in my life and my work and so some of the columns in this series will be in that vein, but if you take  down to fundamentals I am basically an observer – that’s where I start out; be careful what you say about me because I’m always paying attention – and the columns will reflect that.        Continue reading

POLITICS: Comments on politicians that withstand the passage of time

We hang petty thieves and appoint the great ones to public office.

~Aesop, Greek slave & fable author

Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber.
~Plato, ancient Greek Philosopher

Politicians are the same all over. They promise to build a bridge even where there is no river.
~Nikita Khrushchev, Russian Soviet politician
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OPINION: No! the idea of CARICOM is not dead – By Sir Ronald Sanders

Sir Ronald Sanders

Kaieteur News – A commentary, published on March 8 by Camillo Gonsalves, a Minister of the Government of St. Vincent and the Grenadines, headlined: “Every Island for itself.’ The first line was unequivocal in stating that, “The idea of CARICOM died on December 16, 2020.”

Camillo Gonsalves is a Caribbean man, and an integrationist. Only deep frustration could have occasioned his decision to publish the commentary on his blog site. In the event, his remarks prompted a series of questions to me from Johnson Johnrose, a Caribbean journalist of known repute. I reproduce below the questions he posed and my answers.    Continue reading

USA: Ron DeSantis issues executive order banning ‘vaccine passports’ in Florida

Governor says prohibition is ‘necessary to protect the fundamental rights and privacies of Floridians and the free flow of commerce’

‘The legislature is working on making permanent these protections for Floridians and I look forward to signing them into law soon,’ Ron DeSantis said.
 ‘The legislature is working on making permanent these protections for Floridians and I look forward to signing them into law soon,’ Ron DeSantis said. Photograph: Paul Hennessy/SOPA Images/REX/Shutterstock

Florida governor Ron DeSantis on Friday announced an executive order banning “vaccine passports” in the state, which like the rest of the US continues to suffer under the Covid-19 pandemic.          Continue reading

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