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It may well be that by the time this column goes to print there would have already been a number of letters of resignation/dismissal notices on several desks, both at the Ministry of Works and Transport and at the Port Authority.

We may also speculate that the prime minister’s proposed August 21 meeting of stakeholders represents an implied...

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Shuffling, chipping in the middle of a group of adults in a steelband in downtown Port-of-Spain 1958 and hearing them sing, “The doctor say yuh pay as yuh earn!” The picture is in black and white.

Monday, March 7, 2011

Politics and insensitivity converged recently with comments about vigilante action and reasonable/appropriate response to attacks on the person and property.

Monday, March 7, 2011

Legend has it that when the young Sparrow’s mother discovered that he was determined to pursue a calypso career, as an option, she became so despondent that she sat on a bench at a public park and simply wept.

Monday, March 7, 2011

 Welcome to the greatest show on Earth! It truly is grand, isn’t it? Machel is right: The stage is in front of you, time to take advantage of it. Stamp on it! Put your own special stamp on it. Jump! Raise your flags! Wave your rags! Swing that towel!

Monday, March 7, 2011

Carnival for me this year began with the living legend Len “Boogsie” Sharpe playing the pan for his dead friend Keith Smith, lying in a coffin in front of him at the Holy Trinity Cathedral in Port-of-Spain.

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Several years ago, while I was a student in Miami, I witnessed a turning point in race relations among Trinbagonians. In my first year at university, there were numerous parties that Trinis of all races attended.

Monday, March 7, 2011

The Egyptian uprising that toppled Hosni Mubarak after nearly 30 years in power was a watershed moment in the Middle East, inspiring a wave of rebellions and serving notice to Arab governments that no leader is immune from the collective wrath of his people. At a time when overtly repressive...

Monday, March 7, 2011

 Is it friends and family diplomacy? Recently, the People’s Partnership accredited an Ambassador to the United States and the United Mexican States, in the person of Dr Neil Parsan, and a Consul General in Dr Anil Balliram.

Monday, March 7, 2011

Last Monday’s vote in the House of Representatives on the bill to amend the Constitution to permit the unimpeded enforcement of the death penalty had a dramatic outcome. The Opposition PNM did not support the bill and voted against it, thereby denying the Government the three-quarters majority...

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Dem say we mad and we bad
I telling you
Where I from?
I from Trinidad and Tobago
Ise a Trini
A Trini
Ise a Trini
A Trini
Proud proud Trini
—Trini, Benjai

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