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On Carnival Friday evening a relative went to the airport to pick up two friends arriving from Maimi at 3.20 pm. She arrived at the airport at 4 pm allowing 40 minutes to clear immigration and customs. The flight arrived on time. My relative waited until 5 pm and not yet seeing her friends emerge, she called them. The response was that there were...

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Nine-time National Calypso Monarch, Dr Hollis “Chalkdust” Liverpool, celebrated his 76th birthday and monarch win at his home on Sunday, March 5, in fine style among family, friends and neighbours.

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Styrofoam, also known as polystyrene, a commonly used product in T&T has many detrimental impacts on our health and the environment.

This is especially so when heated, as toxic chemicals can seep out of it to contaminate our food.

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

I refer to the column in the Guardian of March 6 where it refers to the Tax Appeal Board as a tribunal. Regrettably, this is not correct in the sense in which it seems to be intended.

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Across the world, too many women and girls spend too many hours on household responsibilities—typically more than double the time spent by men and boys. They look after younger siblings, older family members, deal with illness in the family and manage the house.

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres made a clarion call and a tacit demand to the world in his 2017 International Women’s Day message when he stated, “Let us all pledge to do everything we can to overcome entrenched prejudice, support engagement and activism, and promote gender...

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Over the years I have listened to calypsoes sung by the educator, The Mighty Chalkdust. His political commentaries have always come across as clean, clear, well put-together message, witty, imparting good advice etc.

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

The 1956 Calypso by Harry Belafonte was the first musical album in the United States to sell more than one million copies.

Sunday, March 5, 2017

Is the Government and the Police Service really serious about implementing measures to curb the many allegations of abuse on the part of the police during search and seizure exercises, particularly in depressed communities?

Sunday, March 5, 2017

The comment made by the NPTA president Zena Ramatali that it makes a lot of sense to allow school children to have a week off during the Carnival festivities is disturbing.

Sunday, March 5, 2017

For most of my life, I always thought that we are a country of confused people. I have now lived long enough to see the reality of that belief come true.

Sunday, March 5, 2017

Now that the world’s greatest street party is over, we must heed the perennial call of former prime minister George Michael Chambers: “The fete is over… back to work”.

Saturday, March 4, 2017

Carnival fetes averaging $1,000 price of admission. Calypso tents had poor attendance. Why? Because patrons has been robbed walking to their car and their cars being broken into.

Children are being told to mash up the place. Nice eh?

Saturday, March 4, 2017

Listening to Parliament radio recently, a programme was on recalling the arguments put forward against granting independence to Trinidad and Tobago.

Saturday, March 4, 2017

Ready to ravage and wound the public to the full extreme, the unions are preparing to agitate for the usual money from a Treasury that done burn down. They want money from an economy that is fallen down.

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Congratulations must go out to the nine-time calypso monarch, the Mighty Chalkdust, for once again not only demonstrating to the country the high standard that can be achieved in the calypso art form, but for also eclipsing the Mighty Sparrow’s record of eight wins of the coveted title.

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