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Monday, July 11, 2011

Why do I go on and on about tourism? The answer is that in the Caribbean, tourism is everything. It is the biggest generator of income and the biggest employer. Even oil-rich Trinidad has energy, manufacturing and service sectors that are heavily dependent on regional markets.

Monday, July 11, 2011

One moment of my television career that people, especially women, comment on periodically took place when I was considerably younger. I told a health minister on national television on an early morning current affairs show not to call me “sweetheart”.

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Four years ago, I fulfilled a dream: I met Sir Vidya Naipaul. I didn’t just meet him, I spoke to him. And he even spoke back...twice. But for the readers of this column who remember the incident, it wasn’t without incident. Naipaul, my idol, was defensive with me.

Sunday, July 10, 2011

For the year 2010, it was estimated that there were 483 cases of murder, 554 cases of wounding/shooting, 89 cases of kidnapping, 563 cases of rape, 4,250 cases of robbery and 4, 299 cases of burglaries.

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Late last month, local newspapers reported on a story which shook the cultural fabric of Trinbagonian society to its very core.

Sunday, July 10, 2011

The election of Prakash Ramadhar by a majority of those who voted in the COP leadership election last Sunday has now placed the party firmly into the post-Dookeran era of its history. What appeal the party will have to the national electorate in this phase of its evolution will be a function of...

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Last Sunday I awoke to patches of gray in conflict with the first peeking of the morning sun.

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Some are confronting immediate challenges in new ministries. Others are grappling with the same issues they’ve been stuck with since last year. But MPs seemed not to be missing the parliamentary sittings all that much.

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Just dragonflies, Flying to the side. No one gets hurt, You’re doing nothing wrong. Slide your hand,
Jump off the end. The water’s clear and innocent. The water’s clear and innocent. —Codex, Radiohead

Friday, July 8, 2011

 Head spinning. Eyes bleary. Bones aching to marrow. Feel like been bludgeoned semi-conscious.

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