Category Archives: Caribbean

Mottley’s Republic – British Throne Flushed Out of Barbados

Who would have thought that Barbados – as from the 30th November 2021 – would become the next Caribbean former UK colony to follow what Trinidad & Tobago did in 1976 and declare itself a republic? The long standing assumption … Continue reading

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T20 World Cup 2021 – West Indies Struck Out

As dreaded by many West Indian fans their T20 World Cup men’s team made a tepid defense of its 2016 title with a wimpish display of poor lazy cricket losing 4 of the 5 matches played in the UAE. By … Continue reading

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Colin Powell 1937 – 2021

It was in the late 1980s when I first came across the name Colin Powell whilst  reading his name in the UK newspapers when he was part of George H Bush’s administration. My first impression of the name was that … Continue reading

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Time for West Indies Cricket to Break Up?

Since the late 1970s I felt strongly that the concept of a West Indies cricket team was outdated and that the region should have broken up into 5 or 6 teams playing international cricket in their own right; namely, Jamaica, … Continue reading

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Barbados Removes Nelson’s Statue

Earlier this week, Barbados removed the statue of the 18th century English soldier, Vice Admiral Horatio Nelson, from its National Heroes’ Square in Bridgetown. From all indications the statue will be placed at the Barbados Museum and Historical Society. But … Continue reading

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England vs West Indies – The Pandemic Series

As I feared, the visiting West Indies cricket team crumbled to England losing the 3rd and final test match and giving the host a come-from-behind 2-1 victory. As a West Indies fan I was disappointed at how the West Indies … Continue reading

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Deryck Murray: Sobers bowled faster than Hall and Griffith

The above remark by former West Indies wicket-keeper/batsman-Deryck Murray- drew a surprised reaction from myself and indeed his interviewer Andrew Mason on Mason & Guest (Voice of Barbados). Murray described how Sir Garfield Sobers, during a spell, could step up … Continue reading

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Larry Gomes Speaks!!!

As a life-long fan of West Indian cricket there are many of players who brought joy to us that we know very little about. Most let their cricket do all the talking, so few wrote memoirs. Larry Gomes – who … Continue reading

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BREXIT 2020: Goodbye UK, Possibilities for CARICOM?

As the UK walks away from the EU I feel a tinge of sadness at how this unnecessary breakup managed to materialise. Having collaborated on behalf of the UK public sector with EU counterparts for many years I look back … Continue reading

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PNP Leadership Race: Peter vs Peter vs ?

Jamaica’s People’s National Party (PNP) will have a leadership race as Peter Bunting has confirmed his intentions to challenge current leader, Peter Phillips. In his statement Bunting remarked “Dr Phillips has made an outstanding contribution to the party and the … Continue reading

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