Opinion

December 21, 2020
December 21, 2020

Big chunks of rubbish float at the top

US president-elect Joe Biden’s meticulous selection of office-bearers for various portfolios should make one realise the importance of competence.

December 3, 2020
December 3, 2020

A life not wasted, nor forgotten

Occasionally an athlete transcends the boundaries of his sporting arena and attains a civil personality through his many socio-welfare activities, albeit woven intricately with the game.

August 10, 2020
August 10, 2020

Pedestrians first, pedal cyclists second, then the rest

What I am about to write will be of no use, least of all any consolation, to the family and friends, and yes admirers, of the flicker that was denied to sparkle. Because they cannot bring her back...

August 3, 2020
August 3, 2020

Two sides of the Covid

Contextually, although lockdown remains an essential defence worldwide against the spread of Covid-19, there have been exceptions at the cost of human lives.

July 7, 2020
July 7, 2020

For the honour of Scouter, Lt Gen Robert Baden-Powell

Mass movements are characterised by a euphoric tempo. Thus, it was understandable when on June 7 “Black Lives Matter” (BLM) demonstrators in Bristol brought down and defaced the statue that...

March 18, 2020
March 18, 2020

The rigorous and (oops!) the negligent sides

At five feet four, most people’s mouth is where my nose is. In a democracy, they can do all the loud talking at a distance from me, but their flurry of drenched words requires my close proximity....

March 10, 2020
March 10, 2020

If not I, then who?

Trending now are a winter holding at around twenty degrees Celsius, finishing office work in a traffic jam, private fogging to rid societies of mosquitoes (members of the Executive Committee not...

February 3, 2020
February 3, 2020

Not only Mayors, we need to make promises too

Election time is full of promises. Wowed by the vows, some of us are the happiest. Many of us are steeply sceptical; we suffer the most. Most of us believe the rhetoric, or pretend to, otherwise...

January 27, 2020
January 27, 2020

Around the world in 999 words

The following anecdote I have narrated before, but it merits repetition for sheer context.

December 21, 2019
December 21, 2019

In 2K20, let us resolve to be a little different

As we draw closer to pulling the curtain on 2019, it is an opportune moment for self-analysing ourselves.