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There are reports of an illegal quarry operating in the Matura forest. An excavator is on site, destroying the trees and digging for gravel. It’s been going on for months. The worst thing is that it’s happening in plain sight of the police. An investigation must start. It is alleged that Mack-sized quarry trucks park near to the Matura police station...

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Finally, Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar came to the conclusion that she and the Government could not ride this one out and took “responsibility” for the absolutely unacceptable manner in which they went about selecting the unsuitable Reshmi Ramnarine as director, temporary or not, of the...

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

And then a hero comes along With the strength to carry on And you cast your fears aside And you know you can survive

So when you feel like hope is gone Look inside you and be strong And you finally see the truth That a hero lies in you —Hero, Mariah Carey

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

If the headlines in the newspapers over the past week are to be trusted, the country seems to be back on track. Back in Trini mode. Whew! For a couple of weeks in 2010, I thought we were serious about becoming First World. Imagine life in a First World Trinidad? No bacchanal.

Monday, February 7, 2011

 India is the largest democracy in the world and continues to grow despite the predictions of the demons of gloom and doom. It is an ancient land of mind-boggling cultural diversity and plurality; an “eternal India juxtaposed against the India of today” as indicated by High Commissioner Malay...

Monday, February 7, 2011

What we need in Trinidad and Tobago is a revolution: a reading revolution. We need to throw aside the shackles of those confining tests: SEA, CXC—whatever—and liberate young thinkers.

Sunday, February 6, 2011

This has been an interesting and important week for the country. The Prime Minister not only apologised to the nation for the decision to make Reshmi Ramnarine Interim Director of the SSA, she also took responsibility for it.

Monday, February 7, 2011

On the outskirts of Cairo, desert sand blowing into my eyes, last winter I had a proposal of marriage from Abdul.

Monday, February 7, 2011

Many tourism stakeholders here in Trinidad and Tobago have a pessimistic outlook. Is it that stakeholders have good reason to be frustrated?

Sunday, February 6, 2011

“You need to snap out of your Caribbean mindset,” a co-worker said to me.

Sunday, February 6, 2011

There is a seething, simmering type of anger and rage which is bubbling, sputtering and fermenting beneath our society’s thin veneer of friendliness, tolerance and civility.

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