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Saturday, September 3, 2011

In preparation for writing this article, I took the opportunity to read yet again the speech delivered by the late Dr Eric Williams, the first Prime Minister of this nation, when he addressed the Independence Youth Rally at the Queen’s Park Oval.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

The consequences of the decision of a former Prime Minister to plunge this country into the valley of decision some three years before being constitutionally obliged to do so are daily being manifested in ways unimagined even by him.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

The Black Power revolution, also known as the Black Power movement 1970, saw the death of a protester, Basil Davis, who was killed by the police. The tension was the underlying cause of riots, protests, and an army mutiny for the end of foreign influence over the economy.

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar and her Government took probably their most important and perhaps courageous decision of their 15 months in office with the declaration of the state of emergency.

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

“We had only heard of democracy. We really believed the magical beautiful word… But a lot of things turned out not exactly the way we expected.” So said a Russian citizen (in the NY Times of August 19) of democracy in the former Soviet Union.

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

One thing Trinis could do is throw a fete. Whether it is a Carnival fete, a wedding fete or a funeral fete, whether it is a fete in honour of someone’s triumph or in honour of someone’s life, we could throw a fete.

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

I would like to thank Eastern Credit Union for the tremendous work it is doing in developing thousands of youth in T&T. Eastern is a compassionate corporate citizen and is a role model that should be emulated by those who claim to care.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Dear staff, having a curfew means that you can catch up on your reading and even get to know yourself better. The best way to accomplish this mission is to read a Caribbean book. Here’s a list of some of my favourite Caribbean novels.

Monday, August 29, 2011

Even as Dr Eric Eustace Williams approaches the centenary of his birth, he continues to be “good copy,” as journalists say and may be the very stuff that local legends are made of.

Monday, August 29, 2011

There was a recent story in the Jamaica Observer about food security in Jamaica that got me thinking. Like Trinidad, Jamaica is a net importer of food.

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