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Saturday, March 26, 2011

It might have taken 100 years to happen, but late Prime Minister and Father of the Nation Dr Eric Williams may well have been eclipsed—only briefly—by a hat yesterday. A very large, very golden-yellow, elaborately wrapped African headdress.

Saturday, March 26, 2011

When I began my career in journalism, there always seemed to be a steady supply of aggrieved relatives, pouring out their sorrows on the steps of some healthcare institution which they firmly believed to be responsible for the untimely death of a loved one.

Friday, March 25, 2011

Regular readers of this column will know that I have been clamouring for a human development plan for T&T for some time now.

Friday, March 25, 2011

For those who advocate that the time has come for us to relinquish ties with all relics of our colonial past, the answer as to whether the Privy Council (PC) should be replaced with the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) is an overwhelming “yes.” Others who hesitate to sever a long...

Friday, March 25, 2011

Now, if I worked for an airline that left a dozen bags behind because the check-in clerk in Trinidad did some quick arithmetic on the back of a departure form and accepted two suitcases filled with concrete, so he could charge the equivalent of ten fares in overweight and put...

Thursday, March 24, 2011

On Thursday and Friday last week (March 17 and 18) I delivered two lectures at Albany State University, one of the three historically black colleges and universities in the University of Georgia system, in their international studies series.  Albany, one of the most important...

Thursday, March 24, 2011

During the weekend of March 19-20, the Hindu community celebrated the annual spring festival of Phagwa. On Saturday, thousands of teachers, parents and children converged on the Tunapuna Hindu School grounds, Churchill-Roosevelt Highway and Pasea South, for the annual Phagwa celebrations....

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

This column has been saying it for a decade now: what is needed in West Indies cricket is a “head coach,” a professional with the capacity to train the minds of the players.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

One of the more scandalous things the PNM pulled off in the last decade was to cement the idea of Carnival’s economic benefit to the State. It wasn’t a new scam: Derek Walcott and Gordon Rohlehr wrote disparagingly about this diversionary tactic between the 1960s and 1990s.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

The Concise Oxford English Dictionary defines “suspend” as: 1. halt temporarily. 2. debar temporarily from a post, duties, etc as a punishment.

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