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In the past week I remembered a scene from the popular Christmas comedy, Home Alone. In the first movie, which was undoubtedly the best of the series thus far, everyone was busy packing their stuff as they were about to travel on a Christmas trip. Little Kevin (the main star) is questioned by his sister as to why he was worried, after all, their mommy...

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

So how’s Bernard doing, I asked. Two weeks after he had gone up to Florida to start college, Irma hit. He’s fine, was the answer but classes haven’t started, university is being used as a hurricane shelter. Bit of stress, no?

Monday, September 18, 2017

Let me tell the story again. How I went Brooklyn. For Pan. Carnival Thursday night. Entering Despers USA’s panyard, I brush past police. On duty. Inside, news spreads. Kathleen Reilly, who’s waged a long nuisance campaign against the band, has herself been arrested. For harassment.

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Last week I wrote about the lack of love and forgiveness among our people. Lo and behold, the second reading at last Sunday’s Mass was Romans 13:10 which said, “You must love your neighbour as yourself.

Sunday, September 17, 2017

The Book of Exodus tells the story of the liberation of the Hebrew people and their flight from Egypt.

According to the text, following Pharaoh’s refusal to release them from bondage, God smites the kingdom with ten plagues.

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Last Monday a daily newspaper reported that “Minister in the Office of the Prime Minister Stuart Young yesterday described former minister Devant Maharaj’s complaint about the proposed Sandals Beach Resort in Tobago to the Integrity Commission as unpatriotic and ‘even traitor-like’ from someone...

Sunday, September 17, 2017

An ignored and or insufficiently probed element of the Venezuelan crisis is the economy’s historic dependence on oil, and this to the detriment of the non-oil economy, especially the food-producing sector.

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Round and round the political merry go round we go, aimlessly, while the country is in crisis. How can 41 MPs elected to represent the people of T&T, 31 appointed senators and the numerous political advisers not know or have any tangible ideas of how to run a country?

Sunday, September 17, 2017

The first time I made a speech about using robots to assist journalists at the Press Association (PA), I returned to our newsroom to discover that my colleagues had built an odd-looking robot out of cardboard boxes and put it in my seat….Happily, replacing me, or anyone else at PA, with some...

Saturday, September 16, 2017

She’d been among the first to arrive in Parliament yesterday, therefore PNM MP Marlene McDonald was fair game for UNC MP Rudy Indarsingh.

Friday, September 15, 2017

Today the World observes the International Day of Democracy. As we approach T&T’s Republic Day, let us reflect on what democracy means to us.