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WEST INDIES CRICKET IS ROTTENING FROM THE HEAD

ByPachamama The entire leadership of West Indies cricket must be fired, immediately! When we say the leadership we are not speaking about Darren Sammy alone. We include the members of all the Boards, executive management, selectors and team management. Nowhere in Christendom has any set of managers been so inept, produced almost (20) years of failure and like a petty dictatorship in a banana republic, has held the people of the Caribbean ransom to their autocracy. In addition, the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) outsources capital development cost to the people of the Caribbean, has generally failed to produce a structure that could support the senior team over time, seems incapable in getting its financial affairs in order and rigidly enforces a bankrupt colonial policy of social conformity.      Darren Sammy, a St. Lucian, has for quite awhile been positioned to take the captaincy by the President of the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) another St. Lucian and former Prime Minister Ju…

BARBADOS – A CRISIS OF ‘DEMOCRACY’, A FAILURE OF LEADERSHIP

By Pachamama The recent controversy about an alleged letter presumably written by the signature of eleven (11) Democratic Labour Party (DLP) members of parliament, their unwillingness to follow through after it came to light and the failure of the Leader of the Opposition to see this as an opening to repeat his political shenanigans of 1994, indicates that the hidden hand of white corporate power and the so-called party fathers who are at work to maintain the Fruendel Stuart regime. The letter and the discussion since, suggest a mere demand for a meeting with Prime  Freundel Stuart, to discuss his leadership and was largely inspired by a recent poll, in four marginal constituencies, indicating that the DLP could lose the next general election. It was this type of request for a meeting that led to the ouster of Clyde Mascoll as opposition leader in 2007.  Its discovery and surreptitious release to the press, in our judgment, speaks volumes about the behind-the-scenes intrigues, broad-ba…

Friday Comment: Not Impressed With Stuart

The current nonsense now rupturing the Democratic Labour Party, should not surprise anyone remotely monitoring the political scene in Barbados. Ever since his becoming Prime Minister, Freundel Stuart, has been deemed uncharismatic.  Soon after  he had taken over the reins of the D.L.P, after the death of Prime Minister, David Thompson, the knives came out. The charismatic, Minister of Finance, Mr. Christopher Sinckler, has been apparently  crowned the new Errol Barrow! Mahogany Coconut, will not bore readers with the fiasco of the letter that was alleged to be signed by eleven parliamentarians, seeking a meeting with Stuart , to discuss the slippage of the ruling party. Suffice it say, that the Nation Newspaper , gave the impression , that there was some advanced plot to remove the Prime Minister. We all know that organ has a real stake in seeing the Opposition Barbados Labour Party led by former Prime Minister Owen Arthur, returned to office. We leave it to the public of Barbados to…

War Crimes

OBAMA, SARKOZY, CAMERON, BUSH #1, BUSH #2, BLAIR, CLINTON and the United Nations Should BE TRIED FOR GENOCIDE, CRIMES AGAINST HUMANITY, CRIMES AGAINST NATURE, and the USE OF weapons of mass destruction (WMD) – ALL WAR CRIMES.  by Pachamama Everywhere white people have gone they have left a trail of mass crimes against all the peoples of color of this world. Never before in the history of mankind have we entered an epoch where one racial group is so intent on maintaining their dominance that they are willing to develop the most powerful weapons of mass destruction (WMD) to be held by them, almost exclusively, while constructing a international network of institutions to prevent others from defending themselves using the same means. They are weapons of mass destruction which continue to kill innocent civilians for thousands of years after their initial use. Americans are not generally aware of the biological, technological and environmental war crimes committed against the indigenous peop…

Centring Caribbean History

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By Franklyn W Knight, Jamaica Observer, Wdnesday, December 21, 2011

BY the 19th century, historical works on the Caribbean were joined by a flood of reportorial publications as the genre of travel literature developed and works of all sorts proliferated. Some were very good. The insightful political accounts of Alexander von Humboldt on Cuba (1805) and William Sewell (1862) as well as the travelogue of James Anthony Froude (1888) stand out. With the abolition of slavery during the 19th century, that age of state and nation building with its new sensibilities and complex problems deserves the special attention given by writers such as Swithin Wilmot, Bridget Brereton, Barry Higman, Patrick Bryan, Brian Moore and Michele Johnson, Gordon Lewis, Roberto Cassá, Frank Moya Pons, Alejandro de la Fuente, and Melina Pappademos. After 1700, the importance of the Caribbean in Atlantic history was well established and those writers who attempted a regional Caribbean coverage had to demonstrate some f…