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The song reached number two on the UK Charts and number one in the US. Although the song has lost popularity, its message remains relevant up to today. I recently recalled this song having regard to the unfolding of certain events.

On the international stage countries fight wars ultimately for world dominance. At a national level, politicians and...

Saturday, December 11, 2010

This one is particularly difficult for me in that it strikes at the heart of a pastime that, in my youth, I was heavily immersed. It is difficult to say what the charm is for the average Trini standing one foot on a grimy pavement, the other in a drain writhing with glistening roaches.

Friday, December 10, 2010

The worst forest fire in Israel’s history occurred last week; and, all over the world, people were saying, “What? They had a forest in Israel to catch fire?

Thursday, December 9, 2010

It is one thing to win an election. It is quite another thing to govern a country. It’s good to rule by consensus but disastrous when no one is in charge and the leadership functions by vaps. It is exciting when a leader is guided by a sense of good will.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

During the life of the Race Relations Committee, Prof Cudjoe and myself differed fundamentally on several issues of race, history, politics, education, religion and culture in T&T.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

“This is meh band a grow up with; dis is my idol, dat is we idol, the great Desperadoes. That is what we have to hold on to; if Despers gone, what we going to hold on to; tell me what it have in Laventy to hold on to if Despers gone?

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

It is with a feeling of intense pride that I greet you, and, by extension, all of Tobago, on the 30th anniversary of this Tobago House of Assembly (THA).

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

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Tuesday, December 7, 2010

CCDC sounds like a branch of the CDC, the Carnival Development Committee. Thankfully, it is not. Over the last ten years the CDC has shown that it doesn’t know where Carnival came from, where Carnival is, and where Carnival is going.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

National Trade Union Centre (Natuc) president Michael Anisette is making a thinly-veiled threat about a possible Christmas shutdown of the ports of Point Lisas and Port of Spain, in the absence of negotiations for a new collective agreement.

Monday, December 6, 2010

If it seems to you that the present and former Prime Ministers locked horns and the Chief Justice inadvertently attempted to get a foot in the door as a result of the recent revelations of wire-tapping by the Security Intelligence Agency (SIA), you’d probably be right.

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