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Vaughnette Bigford, our local vocal goddess, has a new CD where, says Cathy Shepherd’s Thursday review, she “reinterprets 11 songs from the Trinidad and Tobago calypso, pop, soca and soul songbooks, spanning a 39-year period.” It isn’t on iTunes. It was out for weeks and I still didn’t have it. So I contemplated trekking into downtown Port-of-Spain to...

Saturday, April 15, 2017

She may not have got an opportunity during Wednesday’s Parliament session to show just why she asked Prime Minister Keith Rowley a particular question about his recent Texas trip, but Opposition Leader Kamla Persad-Bissessar pressed on, apparently intending to draw certain conclusions.

Saturday, April 15, 2017

There is an imminent crisis at the wholly owned government company Caroni Green Ltd (CGL).

Friday, April 14, 2017

It’s argued that domestic violence is one of the most pressing societal issues facing T&T. We have seen a marked increase in such acts against women as well as the noticeable increase in interest generated by users of social media.

Friday, April 14, 2017

Once upon a time, a goddess walked along a bare road. She gazed ahead, wondering where the road led. Seeing its divergent paths, she reflected on which she would take and what would result from those unplanned directions.

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

A couple weeks ago, I spoke of the commencement of the Hindu year being marked with celebrations of “Nau Raatri,” a time of celebrating the female forms of God. On Tuesday, April 4, Nau Raatri ended with another celebration, “Ram Naumi.”

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

The amazing photograph of young Birmingham resident Saffiyah Khan facing down racists in her city last weekend appeared in the UK press at the same time the Brixton-based Black Cultural Archives was preparing for a special tribute to Trinidad-born social activist, Darcus Howe, who died on April...

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Last week, the problem of gang killings in Enterprise was finally solved. A spokesman announced that the Unruly ISIS gang had changed its name to the Masjid of Peace. Presumably this means that the members will not only stop murdering, but comb their beards and tuck in their shirts.

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

I’d only planned on one column on Terrence Farrell’s book (We Like it So?) but Kito Johnson’s article on Darcus Howe in last Wednesday’s Guardian made a point that’s obvious to me but which Dr Farrell’s book, and academia generally, ignore.

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Last week BP announced that it would not be fabricating the Angelin platform in La Brea. Angelin is BP’s next major gas development project in T&T. It follows on from the Juniper project which is getting ready to start production.

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

My two dogs are wonderful. Still puppies, they love to play-fight and run around the yard with me. They sleep on top of each other. They are the best of friends, until food arrives. Then they turn beast, the bigger one tries to eat from the other’s dish, they fight and I have to feed them apart...

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