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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...

Sunday, August 13, 2017

In 1961, Trinidadian-born writer VS Naipaul published A House for Mr Biswas, the story of an unlucky and downtrodden Indo-Trinidadian man who sets the goal of owning his own home.

Sunday, August 13, 2017

It is not surprising that US President Donald Trump is leading the chorus to prosecute the leakers of government and state information to the media.

Sunday, August 13, 2017

This week saw yet another controversy in respect of the procurement of a ferry to service the sea bridge, fast on the heels of the one concerning the lease by the People’s Partnership of the Super Fast Galicia cargo ferry, but this time under the People National Movement’s watch.

Friday, August 11, 2017

Whether we are debating security, education, infrastruc­ture, health care or agriculture, money is a major factor in de­liberations. T&T’s development and sustainability depends on our ability to raise income.

Friday, August 11, 2017

The economy of T&T is in a precarious position, in a recession, caused by the drastic fall in prices of its petro­leum exports and the reductions in production of oil and gas.

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Sam Saroop, now a resident practicing lawyer in Canada, has written in book form the history of the village in Trinidad where he was born and grew up, Williamsville.

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Ethnic slurs are most effective when directed at small, marginalised groups partly because you are most likely to get away with using such language.

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

“We must not ignore those who claim the status of First Peoples in this country as owners of this land before we came, they ask and say to us, very humbly—as we acknowledge those who came as Hindus, Muslims (and) Christians, as we acknowledge them every year with a holiday—to put aside one day,...

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

For some time now there has been a discernible air of despair in the country. The “PNM till ah dead” brigade insist that all of our troubles are the fault of the UNC and the UNC brigade insists that the PNM are not only incompetent but corrupt as well.

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

It’s near the end of the “summer” holidays, known in my time as August holidays or mango, fly and gastro season. Now it’s “summer” and we all go away to Disneyland to forget about eating “roady”, pretend we are in the 1% and talk about our “grades”. I know it as marks. What mark yuh get, boy?

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