The question I have to ask now is this: Given the pervasive scope of the corruption in our political and economic system, is resistance to this corruption futile? If so, then we are all doomed! I have no answers as yet. I am hoping that by making an accurate diagnosis of where the true problem lies, we can put our collective minds and hearts together in finding true solutions to the problem. I have some ideas where we need to go, and I am currently researching and fleshing them out and would pen my thoughts in future posts.
Yesterday, I came across a speech entitled “GRAND CORRUPTION – THE NEW CHALLENGE” that was delivered by José Ugaz, the chair of the leading anti-corruption group Transparency International to their Jamaican chapter National Integrity Action in Kingston, on 15 March 2015. It poignantly states: “Corruption is a tax that is paid by the poorest in… Read More
Three years ago, when my wife was pregnant with my first daughter, I had a dream in which my daughter who was ten years old appeared and was looking sad and crying. Things had deteriorated in St. Kitts-Nevis as crime was rampant, diseases and health issues were not being dealt with, and the structure of our schools had deteriorated and the standard of our education was at an all time low. Albeit we were boasting of the economic and physical achievements and developments in our midst. Then she said to me, “Daddy, if you know better, that we can do better, why are you not speaking up? What are you doing to make St. Kitts-Nevis a better place for me and my generation?“ At that time, I had no idea that two ministers would have left the government, a MONC would have been put forward and not debated, and we would have become a rogue nation in terms of our disrespect for democracy and our Constitution, and be condemned by Canada and the USA for our sanction evasive Citizenship by Investment Program.
“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
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
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
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
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
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
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