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Over the last three decades, the rise of bikini mas has been considered a sign of Carnival’s loss of politics. In this view, gone was the costuming skill and performance that defined mas itself, to be replaced by wining skill and body display, with the heyday of top male bandleaders replaced by bottom and “Carnival is woman.”

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

It’s been almost a year since I had cataract surgery and joined the “eye drops” lime; the “having to be driven home” embarrassment and the “sit down with bandaged eyes” posse.

Sunday, February 12, 2017

There’s lots of environmental good news from the Caribbean. Nevis seems serious about harnessing the power of the earth to produce geothermal energy. Antigua is on the way to 20 per cent electricity from renewable sources.

Monday, February 13, 2017

I like Keith Rowley, I have to confess. Despite his clear flaws, his ill-temperedness, the periodic ugliness of his masculinity. Despite my puzzlement at many people he chooses to assign leadership.

Sunday, February 12, 2017

It’s been nearly two weeks since Angelo Bissessarsingh has died. His life was a bright flame that was prematurely extinguished by a terminal illness. T&T mourns the passing of a man who dedicated himself to the recording and preservation of our collective history.

Sunday, February 12, 2017

How alike the rapid deterioration in the relationship between governments and the people is to familial relationships that turn sour. Both progress to abuse.

Sunday, February 12, 2017

The issue of the CCJ emerged following a symposium hosted by the Law Association two Saturdays ago. According to a Guardian report on February 7, 2017:

Sunday, February 12, 2017

In the hysterical responses to Prime Minister Keith Rowley suggesting that women should choose their partners wisely, a far more egregious misstatement by Dr Rowley has been overlooked. This is his claim that one-third of all murders in the past month were the outcome of domestic violence.

Sunday, February 12, 2017

“Make way for d U, make way for d R”—Ultimate Rejects—MX Prime—Full Extreme.

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Last week, I, like many citizens, was pleased to hear that Dr Keith Rowley, in his role as the Prime Minister, was embarking on a series of national conversations with the people of T&T regardless of party affiliation.

Saturday, February 11, 2017

I worry about my children being bullied when they start going to school. But I also worry about them becoming bullies.