From Statehood to Interdependence – A blueprint for devolution of power and meaningful constitutional reform

“I am sure that none of you would want to rest content with the superficial kind of social analysis that deals merely with effects and does not grapple with underlying causes.”- Letter from a Birmingham Jail by Martin Luther King Jr For those of you who follow my blog articles, you would recognise that I… Read More

“Unspinning” the spin – Tuning away from mindless allegiance to authority and tuning in to mindful devotion to authenticity

Over the past month, I have made it my business to get more informed about the happenings in our Federation by tuning in to the ideas being discussed on the air ways, internet and byways of our land, and what is becoming evidently clear is that “spinning” is the order of the day, or should… Read More

THE RULE OF LAW – A COMMENTARY BY CHARLES WILKIN ON 15TH JANUARY 2014

From time immemorial there has been a distinction between the rule of law and the rule of man in the governance of nations. The rule of law applies where there is a democratic system for the making of laws, checks and balances on those who are elected or otherwise exercise power, an independent judicial system,… Read More

From Benevolent Dictatorships to the Dictates of Benevolent Associations: A Grounded, Bottom-Up Approach to Rebuilding Societies for Mutual Improvement

While driving home from work this afternoon, I happened to stumble unto a discussion on the radio where one of the guests of the show claimed that “Christmas was dead”, as most of the activities that were celebrated around this time in our Federation were centered on Carnival. He suggested that we should change our… Read More

SIDF 2.0: An Investment by Citizens Program

In a previous post entitled, Exorcising the demons from my religion – My spiritual odyssey from endarkenment to enlightenment, I attempted to show how the lessons learnt during my spiritual development could be applied to guide the social, economic and political development of our Federation. In the last paragraph, I opined: …Just like we have… Read More

Taking St. Kitts and Nevis to the next level

An old Cherokee chief was teaching his grandson about life… “A fight is going on inside me,” he said to the boy. “It is a terrible fight and it is between two wolves. “One is evil – he is anger, envy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority, self-doubt, and… Read More

Embracing the paradigm shift: Pouring new wine into new wineskins

He told them this parable: “No one tears a piece out of a new garment to patch an old one. Otherwise, they will have torn the new garment, and the patch from the new will not match the old. And no one pours new wine into old wineskins. Otherwise, the new wine will burst the… Read More

Trust but Verify: A ground/bottom-up approach to evidence-based politics

Over the past few weeks, I have been following closely the political discussions on the airwaves and on the internet, and I have been trying to ascertain for myself the strengths and weaknesses of the arguments on both sides of the political divide. What has intrigued me the most are the responses to an article… Read More