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Sunday, April 8, 2018

“I just threw up on international television; it feels so good,” was the reaction of the teenager when, she, like hundreds of thousands of her peers across the US, and a reported 800 protest sites spread worldwide, said they were sick of the senseless killing of teenagers and were against guns...

Sunday, April 8, 2018

As the foreign policy conundrum involving this country’s vote at the OAS on the request by Dominica to seek a waiver of its annual fees to the organisation for the years 2018 and 2019 continues to simmer, there appears to be some hope that a resolution of the matter will come.

Sunday, April 8, 2018

Winnie Mandela’s death on Easter Sunday—unreasonably but powerfully felt like a personal betrayal perhaps because the news came while I was looking at the Cybercrime Bill 2017. Her death felt like a death knell for journalism itself.

Saturday, April 7, 2018

The late Mahatma Gandhi, who spent a lifetime in search of truth, freedom and equality of all peoples, was also a committed student of the Hindu religious text, the Bhagwat Gita.

Friday, April 6, 2018

In a time of great uncertainty and lack of trust in our nation’s highest office holders, recent events have told us much about the Government’s approach to transparency, accountability and its poor attitude towards legitimate public interest in the conduct of Government officials.

Friday, April 6, 2018

Why doesn’t Trinidad and Tobago have official arrangements regarding Presidential and Prime Ministerial collections which document the papers, speeches, activities, and memorabilia of the nation’s leaders?

Thursday, April 5, 2018

Civil society expects security, certainty and progress when they elect a government. The purpose of any incoming administration is to ensure that they do better than their predecessors. Maintaining the status quo may be acceptable on occasion, but generally people expect, and hope for progress...

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Recently, I was asked to speak at a high school on the topic of social media and as usual, the parents were surprised (thank God, pleasantly) that more of the talk was about the impact of social media on them versus their teens.

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

If the contribution to public life of musician extraordinaire Leslie Clement were ever to be measured, among the metrics would have to be an assessment of his role in shattering the myths of a doomed people and of a lost generation.

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Before Caribbean Airlines, there was BWIA—British West Indian Airways or, more colloquially, “Bee-Wee”. But this acronym also became a source for some amusement, as locals often referred to its meaning as “Better Walk If Able”.

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