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In the past week I remembered a scene from the popular Christmas comedy, Home Alone. In the first movie, which was undoubtedly the best of the series thus far, everyone was busy packing their stuff as they were about to travel on a Christmas trip. Little Kevin (the main star) is questioned by his sister as to why he was worried, after all, their mommy...

Friday, April 15, 2011

Two Fridays ago, in sympathy with the children who, three Tuesdays ago, sat the Secondary Entrance Assessment examination, I began an SEA sample test.

Friday, April 15, 2011

Sometimes I don’t understand why so many false dichotomies pervade the thinking of my compatriots, Africans as well as Indians. If I write about how East Indians think (I call it an Indian narrative), I am accused of being racist.

Friday, April 15, 2011

The African continent is separated from the sub-continent of India by the Indian Ocean. Long before the invention of modern navigational ships and equipment, there has been exchange of peoples and ideas between Africa and India.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

As social spasms grip the Middle East, as the thirst for energy continues unabated, as Mother Nature casts out her burdens of man's indiscretions, and as nations scramble to assert themselves politically and economically, diplomacy has emerged as a vital tool in global affairs.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Populist political awakenings and continuing economic turmoil are writ large (if you excuse the cliche) across the world today.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

With the PM’s travels far and wide to “sell” the country, and the investments in establishing our intellectual prowess at the UTT, the UWI and various institutions, like the “Competitiveness Council,” it might be worthwhile to take a look through outside eyes at our efforts at...

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

“To provide a caring environment in which all students and staff can develop themselves through enriching experiences so as to become capable and effective members of their own communities with a love for learning and the ability to be self-sufficient so as to live productive...

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Disease is usually thought to result from a combination of genetic and environmental influ- ences. You are born with a set of genetic materials, received from both of your parents, which predispose you to a pattern of illness.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

In his own inimitable way, the Mighty Sparrow can sometimes get across a point much more effectively than some of the supposedly learned elite who, from time to time, favour us, the humble folk that we are, with their precious words of wisdom.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

It shouldn’t take a devastating earthquake and tsunami in Japan to make us all stop and think about our fragile environment.

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