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The thought of bringing children into this de­praved world used to give me pause. Three years of working in non-profits to support victims of sex crimes placed ten thousand nightmares into my mind’s eye. I have learned to eliminate that fear by fighting to make a difference.

The present state of our nation’s law enforcement apparatus leaves much...

Friday, May 13, 2011

In March I supported the candidacy of Penny Beckles to become the chairman of the PNM because I thought she was the better candidate.

Thursday, May 12, 2011

The practice by the leadership of political parties in opposition to “hold the tiger by its tail” leaves them desperately seeking cover from the jaws of the enraged animal when it is not fed by the party converted into government, post-election.

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Several things change as the Indians enter the 20th century. The historical record is more detailed, but silent on crucial elements: discontinuity; subtler his- tories (of perception, emotion); and the Indians’ “hidden” history.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

“These findings are of great clinical relevance given recent evidence suggesting that exposure to marijuana during adolescence can increase the likelihoods of develop- ing schizophrenia later in life.” —Laviolette, associate professor in the Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology, University of...

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

“The causes of cancer are largely known and have been for some time. Cancer is caused by chemicals in the air we breathe, in the water we drink and in the food we eat.”

—Cancer Wars, 

Robert Proctor 1997

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

The reporting of the Guardian’s enterprise desk on the upsurge in the presence of Chinese nationals on Sunday and again yesterday would have thrown some new light on an area of darkness in T&T. On Sunday, a Guardian journalist reported that she was able to find and speak with several Chinese...

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

I know I promised you a great Caribbean book review today, but I just had to press pause for that so that I could offer some last-minute advice for students taking those CXC exams.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

The occasion of the centenary of the birth of our late Prime Minister, Dr Eric Williams, could well see a resurgence of interest in his complex personality, scholarship and pervasive political influence.

Sunday, May 8, 2011

The answer to this question is—last month. Even though REDjet only starts flying this week, as flights went on sale last month, Caribbean Airlines almost immediately cut their fares on some routes. Already customers are benefiting from healthy competition.

Sunday, May 8, 2011

The pretty woman was standing by herself at the party. “Where is your husband?” I asked, looking around for a tall slim good looking middle aged man whose bashful smile crinkling his eyes gave him a Marlborough ad look. I never saw them apart.