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A little more than a week ago, the Chief Justice of Canada Beverley McLachlan announced that she will be retiring December 15, 2017. According to top Canadian jurists, her unexpected retirement will be a dramatic loss for the Canadian Supreme Court. Since joining the Supreme Court in 1989, she has heard more than 2,000 Supreme Court appeals and written...

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Governor of the Central Bank, Dr Alvin Hilaire, and his executive staff seem intent on ensuring that board members of local financial institutions meet the characteristics of being “fit and proper” people to take on the onerous responsibility of fashioning high quality corporate governance...

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Tropical Storm Bret was not unanticipated, it did not strike unexpectedly like a thunderbolt out of the blue.

Saturday, June 24, 2017

For all the air-conditioned, carpeted comfort of the Parliament, certain residue of Tropical Storm Bret found its way into the Chamber yesterday.

Attorney General Faris Al-Rawi instructed rain-soaked fellow MP Randall Mitchell on rules for suits, “Shake, shake, shake—never wipe.”

Saturday, June 24, 2017

As Tropical Storm Bret loomed, Trinis scrambled to ready their households for this menacing weather system. Groceries and neighbourhood shops did a roaring trade of bottled water, canned goods, batteries and dusty torches that weren’t really moving otherwise.

Friday, June 23, 2017

Last weekend several media houses published statements by United States Ambassadors and Charges d’Affaires in the Caribbean, laying bare once again desperate and open intervention into the domestic affairs of Venezuela as deployed by the Department of State in an unprecedented and systematic...

Friday, June 23, 2017

With the Paris Agreement, the world decided to take responsibility for its present and its future, by committing to preserve the very source of life: our planet and its environment.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Undoubtedly, and quite justifiably, there will be review upon critical review of the country’s performance in the face of Tropical Storm Bret. Some of it will be helpful; the rest, the usual blaming and shaming and point-scoring.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

If you follow me on social media you would have figured out by now that I put my 7-year old daughter on a plane by herself to take part in a gymnastics camp in the US. What many of my followers don’t seem to get is how hard these things are to do. Not just emotionally but financially.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

The priest here refers to Fr Clyde Harvey, the country’s most high-profile robbery victim. But before I get to him, a detour into Barry Jenkins’ film, Moonlight, which won the Best Picture Academy Award in 2016.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

The current predicament facing Petrotrin and whispers about how Government will undertake to restructure the company is one that affects us more deeply than most would want to admit.

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