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Friday, April 22, 2011

It took ages for him to wake, and, when he did, he had to remind himself to open his eyes slowly. Last Good Friday, he’d opened his eyes wide the moment he realised he was awake and it had almost blinded him, the sudden confrontation of the harsh reality of his existence.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

The office of the President of the Republic of T&T became significantly diminished in the eyes of many when His Excellency George Maxwell Richards removed the chairman of the Police Service Commission (PSC), Nizam Mohammed from office.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Perhaps it was simply a case that the PNM parliamentarians who disobeyed the decision of the party caucus to abstain from voting in the Manning motion could not completely abandon their former leader, perhaps still psychologically their leader.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

On the surface, Trinidad, for all its heterogeneity, is a remarkably united country; but this impression would be gained because of the ingrained habit and policy of the generality of the inhabitants speaking and thinking from two conflicting minds.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Several super speeches were made at the launch of the national mentorship programme, but one statement proved to be a very potent analysis of the needs of children. And guess what? It came from  Alma Powell, wife of General Colin Powell, former US Secretary of State.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Sometimes one thinks that civil society is hanging on by a thread in T&T. Nothing symbolises this as much as the mauling to near-death of the little four-year-old boy by two dogs the other evening in San Fernando.

Monday, April 18, 2011

On March 19, 1911, more than one million women and men attended rallies, in a number of European countries, campaigning for women’s right to work, vote, hold public office and generally end gender discrimination. This year’s worldwide celebrations mark the global centenary year of that event.

Monday, April 18, 2011

The composition of the police force, armed services and other professions has the focus of debate in several fora and media recently. The debate is still ongoing and one suspects, given the short national attention span combined with the penchant to sweep difficult issues under the carpet, there...

Monday, April 18, 2011

Any time I’m teaching writing, whether it’s for CXC English language or SAT’s, I can’t help noticing how much students struggle with descriptive writing. The problem seems to lie in the mindset that descriptive writing only uses the sense of sight. Then there’s the problem of students not...

Sunday, April 17, 2011

It was one of those rare moments in a working woman’s life. Deliciously, wickedly self indulgent. I was sitting at the hairdresser’s, with the soporific effect of the dryer, gorging on a generous portion of the most delicious French fries in the whole world. Readers, they were perfect.

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