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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...

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Perhaps fittingly for the upcoming display of predominantly female masqueraders of every va-riation, Carnival Tuesday is also International Women’s Day.

Saturday, March 5, 2011

As I waited at a traffic light in front of the Hyatt and the Financial Centre (furniture warehouse), I was distracted by a group of Japanese tourists, all of them with hair like a cockatoo, trying to negotiate the long, painted gauntlet without being ground into road kill by our maniacal...

Friday, March 4, 2011

In Trinidad, you can almost always tell what is trivial and what is crucial because the inane always dominates centre stage and the essential is never put on the agenda.

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.

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