• First Serenade band of old
  • First Serenade band of old

    Development is congruent with culture & sport: Part I

    Many would like to make us feel that there is a difference between development and culture but no, one actually hinges on the other and because we have not drawn ...

  • Protester in US after killing of George Flyod

    "I can't breathe"

    I made a call for the submission of poems for Africa Day just three weeks ago. Ironically, at the same time, African-American George Floyd became a victim of a racial ...

  • The House where famous writer Jean Rhys lived as a teenager

    A house and a mango tree

    What's so significant about a house and a mango tree? Absolutely nothing one may say and you may be right. Houses and mango trees flourish in these parts but when ...

  • Roselyn Paul

    Instilling wisdom, not fear, through the arts

    For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.2nd Timothy 2:7

  • Dice made it nine in 2019- too many Calypso crowns for one head

    Calypso countdown

    So in a few days the Calypso Finals will unfold. At the time of writing only King Dice and Jaydee second songs had been released but I am sure that ...

  • Calypso Commentary- Ethics and Judging

    When a Calypso writer spends hours and sleepless nights putting a song or composition together and in a few seconds or minutes a commentator or a so-called critique or analyst ...

  • Scene at the Praise and Worship event

    Praise or Sewo

    As a Christian, I wish to warn believers about using every opportunity to make merry, to Sewo in the name of thanksgiving. It is sad that as a columnist on ...

  • With Boat at the Old Mill Exhibition" Still Waters"

    Still Waters

    So many are the metaphors, innuendos that could be captured by the latest art exhibition showcased two weeks ago at the Old Mill Cultural Centre staged by Dominica's premier female ...

  • Asa Bantan- Best Male Artiste of the Year

    Bouyon stamping its authority

    Three weeks ago I tuned into the Jamaican programme Sportsmax and I was greeted to the sound of an Asa Bantan composition which introduced the programme. I could not believe ...

  • Daddy Chess, in white, performs at the rally

    Calypso, Tradition and Elections

    There has been lots of speculation, innuendo and inferences as politics and the looming elections, constitutionally due by May 2020, heats up. Aspersions, calculations seem to have been completely left ...

  • Marian Makiba

    Afro Beat Invasion

    If, as we know, life and everything under the sun began in Africa then one of the greatest gifts given to man, after life itself, music, all began in the ...