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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 19, 2011

Call me a lick-bottom African if you must. But there is an amazingness about Phagwa coming after Carnival that I am so thankful for that for a moment I forget my Trinidad tabanca a little longer. It is the season of love.

Saturday, March 19, 2011

The House of Representatives might have had a day off yesterday. But the rest of Government and Opposition work continued rolling and not all of it in good standing.

Saturday, March 19, 2011

I was in Tobago when the devastating earthquake and subsequent tsunami ravaged Japan. The images played out on a muted television over a dozen or so sunburned tourists and locals at the bar where I went to buy water.

Friday, March 18, 2011

 The local health sector continues to be a major challenge for any regime that is serious about providing proper healthcare for the citizenry.

Friday, March 18, 2011

 As we journey through life we meet many people who, in one way or another, impact on our lives—sometimes positively and sometimes negatively. Some of these people we vividly remember while others become a faint memory over time. 

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Although I will not be at the PNM’s party convention next week, I support Penelope Beckles to be the party’s next chairman because she is best suited for the job.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Two weeks ago the Guardian ran a cultural story in which I announced the position of the Sa-natan Dharma Maha Sabha re- garding the multi-million-dollar state funding of cultural activities with specific reference to Carnival and chutney.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

The BBC’s Caribbean Radio Service will fade into the great ether beyond in a couple weeks; we should say thanks to the British taxpayers for sustaining it for so long.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

The reenactment of the 1881 Canboulay Riots on the Greens on Piccadilly St on March 4, revealed much about the use of Carnival in history in the Carnival story and national mythology. The story is a familiar one: oppressed black people resisting the evil white oppressor.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Last week, on March 8, we marked the hundredth anniversary of the first International Women’s Day.

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