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People shouldn’t only end up in this column only when I sing a calypso on them. Whether it’s Cydelle Crosby, Collis Duranty, Joan Dayal, Vaughnette Bigford, Marlon Bascombe, Joyce Pierre, Nickolai Salcedo, Sonja Dumas, Vin and Boom, Suzette and her daughter Candace, or Ms Merritt at bMobile, this is equally a space for praisesongs.

So this week I...

Monday, December 13, 2010

Many countries of the developing world fall into the trap of thinking that First World status can be achieved by throwing loads of money at the process. The emerging data shows this to be not true. In fact, what it does show is more corruption develops, which stymies effective growth.

Monday, December 13, 2010

Everybody in my life seems to feel that the perfect Christmas gift for me would be a cellphone. Mind you, no one is volunteering to give me one for Christmas. People just feel that I should treat myself to a cellphone. Buy it myself. Pay for it myself. Wrap it up myself.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Over the past few weeks controversial intelligence and national security issues surrounding wiretapping continue to dominate the headlines. The core of this public debate is a need to ensure that efforts to protect national security interests do not undermine our democratic values.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Based upon the flood of responses I have received from all corners of the globe to my article last week on the destruction of Tobago, it is clear that there are many, many people out there who are deeply concerned as to what is happening to Tobago and most of them are glad...

Sunday, December 12, 2010

There was an interesting article in a daily newspaper recently which gave some facts surrounding the controversial aircraft deal involving Caribbean Airline and which led to the firing of the company’s CEO.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Benchmark crude was priced at more than US$88/barrel at the start of day on Friday. That is US$23 more than the US$65 that petroleum revenue was based on in the 2010/2011 budget.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

At one time, it was fondly known as the “family jewels.” At airport security today, those jewels are treated like junk. In a cellphone video given big-screen magic by the US media, a California man filmed what was supposed to be a routine crotch-grabbing.

Saturday, December 11, 2010

The Christmas spirit in the House
of Representatives yesterday
was evident only because some
people wore red.
Predominantly, female MPs on
the Opposition PNM side and
Prime Minister Kamla Persad-
Bissessar on the Government
bench.

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?

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