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A little more than a week ago, the Chief Justice of Canada Beverley McLachlan announced that she will be retiring December 15, 2017. According to top Canadian jurists, her unexpected retirement will be a dramatic loss for the Canadian Supreme Court. Since joining the Supreme Court in 1989, she has heard more than 2,000 Supreme Court appeals and written...

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Any society that aspires to be a cohesive national entity must be willing to accept all of its history; not just parts of it.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Essay by Shalini Singh of Lakshmi Girls Hindu College, the third place winner in the essay competition on multiculturalism: “I will strive, in everything I do, to work together with my fellowmen of every creed and race, for the greater happiness of all and the honour and glory of my country.”...

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Indications that the calypsonian has not completely lost his/her way as the voice and conscience of society came from Calypso Fiesta last weekend.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

That crackling sound you might be hearing right about now is hell freezing over. Yep, back at the Guardian after 17 years. All the other career things I’ve tried seem positively phantasmagoric, now that I’m back in the old town. It was either this or Cepep.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

There is a nobility deficiency and there is no vitamin pill or steroid injection that can produce this in order to reform the mind. But what exactly is nobility? What is this seemingly elusive quality.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

I first played J’Ouvert in 1958.

Monday, February 28, 2011

Many years ago, calypsonian Mighty Sniper, apparently in a moment of patriotic fervour, sang a calypso titled Portrait of Trinidad. That calypso purported to project a rosy and attractive, even if possibly deceptive, image of Trinidad in particular and Trinidadians in general.

Monday, February 28, 2011

This column has never claimed authority on shark and bake. However, we know what a mulligan in golf is—taking a shot over and over in the hope that the ball will end up where it was originally intended.

Monday, February 28, 2011

Dear Madame Prime Minister, my daughter is flying in for Carnival this Thursday. Oh, how I wish you could meet Ijanaya, Madame Prime Minister. She is young, only 23, but she represents her country well.

Monday, February 28, 2011

Well I know we are in the throes of the bacchanal season “when men lose their reason; and most of us just want to wine and have a good time, because we feeling fine” (thank you King David)!

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