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People shouldn’t only end up in this column only when I sing a calypso on them. Whether it’s Cydelle Crosby, Collis Duranty, Joan Dayal, Vaughnette Bigford, Marlon Bascombe, Joyce Pierre, Nickolai Salcedo, Sonja Dumas, Vin and Boom, Suzette and her daughter Candace, or Ms Merritt at bMobile, this is equally a space for praisesongs.

So this week I...

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Annette Dopwell’s letter, Education in classical music isn’t elitist, in the Sunday Guardian of March 27, was a curious revelation about students being dissuaded by “official” preferences from classical music for calypso, chutney and so on.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

O my, what a quagmire exists in the Police Service Commission after the earthquaking comments of the chairman, Nizam Mohammed. In the game of football, if the player makes a dangerous play, he is given a yellow card. This is a final warning which the referee gives to the player.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

There’s a wonderful quote in Anne Murphy Paul’s new book, Origins or How the Nine Months before Birth Shape the Rest of Our Lives. It’s taken from a book written in 1802 by an English physician, Thomas Browne. “Every man is some months older than he bethinks him.”

Monday, April 4, 2011

Since its hard-fought independence, two centuries ago, Haiti has apparently stalled in the slow lane of history.

Monday, April 4, 2011

Two recent events have dominated the public domain over the past weeks.

Monday, April 4, 2011

I stood on the shore this year, and silently watched all those little vessels sailing out to SEA. There just didn’t seem to be a need for me to remind children—or their parents—that they were going to be all right.

Sunday, April 3, 2011

 In today’s globalised world the chances are great that every child in Trinidad and Tobago will be offered cigarettes, alcohol, addictive prescription pills, marijuana, other illegal drugs, or a number of these substances before they graduate from secondary school. In fact, many...

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Two things got me thinking last week.Firstly, I was at a meeting at which some government programmes were being discussed.

Sunday, April 3, 2011

 Dear readers, 

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Everybody loves William and Kate.  She’s pretty, somehow reminds people of the late great Diana and has not yet been featured in a sex tape.  He, similarly, is disappointingly clean.

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