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Calypso history month is October 2014. How many of us are aware of this? Based on what is on the media, not many, unfortunately. What is calypso? It is African Caribbean music from T&T originating from African and European roots. The French brought Carnival to T&T. Carnival grew in popularity after the abolition of slavery in 1834. While many...



When the plan first went into effect, I remember that the public was asked to give the plan time and not judge it quickly or harshly. It is now into its fourth week and I have observed that almost every day there are some ‘tweaking’ to force the plan into success.


On the August 31, 2012, our nation would celebrate 50 years of Independence! 50 years of Independence is nothing to scoff at and, each and every one of us can take pride in a job well done.

Please allow me to use this forum to commend the outstanding service of Officer Balfour, a member of the traffic division of the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service. I reside at Maracas St Joseph and commute daily to my workplace in Portof- Spain.

I would like to personally commend The CEPEP Company Limited for the launch of its Coastal Clean Up which took place on Saturday 28th July, 2012 at Mitan River Mouth, Mayaro. I was impressed to see the area was buzzing with activity and people from early.

I write this letter to commend the attentiveness, professionalism and skill of the lifeguards at Maracas Bay. I, like many others, braved the grey skies and torrential downpours on the morning of Emancipation Day to venture to the beach.

Open letter to Minister of National Security Minister Jack Warner: Once again the problem of house break-ins and robberies has reared its ugly head in Arima.

I’d written before about dedicating the northern lane of the Western Main Road, St James, Port-of-Spain, to PTSC buses. I was thrilled to hear Minister of Works Emmanuel George mention that it was being seriously considered and that others had the same idea.

I can’t help but write this letter while trying to watch the Olympics on TV and commend T&T Guardian columnist Paolo Kernahan on his commentary in Saturday’s newspaper about the departure of Dwayne Gibbs and Jack Ewatski.

The recent action by the EMA and police against noisy bars is most welcome, commendable and very encouraging.

Chief Servant Makandal Daaga claimed in a speech in honour of Emancipation that “Afro-Trinis in trouble” because the young people don’t know anything about 1970. Is the Chief Servant for real? Are all young people lost? Are all Afro-Trinis lost? If anyone has failed it is the Chief Servant.

On May 24, 2010, the People’s Partnership coalition registered a resounding victory at the polls and took hold of government. The nation was fed up of the many debacles surrounding the ruling People’s National Movement.

My relief over the purported postponement of the implementation of the newly proposed SEA curriculum was shortlived when I learnt that the Minister of Education had decided to proceed headstrong with his plan for its implementation in September.


We should be grateful for Dwayne Gibbs and Jack Ewatski for giving up their comfortable life in Canada to come to our Third World country to try and improve our crime situation and make it a safer place for us all.

Is there a parliamentary school in T&T? Or a school for parliamentarians who don’t understand the written word? If yes, I think PNM Senator Faris Al-Rawi is a good candidate.