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There is a conditionality attached to any national referendum. One assumes that populations of voters are generally literate people, and moreover, specifically literate on any referendum issue to be decided.  

Inevitably, however, the conditionality leads to a cocktail of calculated public information from the hands of political elites, uncaring...

Sunday, March 2, 2014

Ironically, the soca songs which promote tribalism, violence, immorality, and foolish decision-making set the tone each year towards further devolving T&T by preaching subliminally to the nation to do dumb and deadly acts. 

 

 

Sunday, March 2, 2014

“Everybody Scream,” “Put your hanna in the air,” “Raise yur rag,” “Wave yur flag,” “Anybody from Trinidad, anybody from Jamaica, anybody from Penal, anybody from Arima, anybody from Barbados?” These are the phrases we have been hearing for the past 22 years of the existence of the International...

Saturday, March 1, 2014

Why are the radio stations robbing us? Why are they denying our youth the rich culture that sets us apart from the rest of the world? There is a young, intelligent and lyrically crafty soca artist called Olatunji. Oh what a gem!

Saturday, March 1, 2014

Come on people of T&T. Can’t you all see where we are taking this lovely republic of ours? It is time to stop putting our heads in the sand as the ostrich and pretend that Carnival is not a major problem of our land.

Saturday, March 1, 2014

As a nation, we are now beginning to warm to the idea that our heroes must be celebrated during their lifetimes. Dr Jit Samaroo, Len Boogsie Sharpe, the late Clive Bradley and Ray Holman, among others have been celebrated over the years.

Saturday, March 1, 2014

China is blessed with one of the most potent weapons known to modern man. It has invested itself with trillions of dollars in the fiat US bill. With this bill it is able to wield significant global power.

Saturday, March 1, 2014

As we stand in solidarity with all the good people of Venezuela let us not forget to give thanks for our blessings, the freedoms we take for granted, the peace and prosperity that is the hallmark of life in T&T. Let us wish for our Venezuelan brothers & sisters that they find their way...

Saturday, March 1, 2014

I have deliberately decided to pen this piece at this time when we have hordes of nationals returning home for Carnival. T&T is a migrant society. Since the 1950s we have been migrating and setting up shop elsewhere. From New Zealand, Norway, England and the USA no country is immune to us....

Saturday, March 1, 2014

I must say, the Ministry of National Security and the Police Service are doing their job for this year’s Carnival.

Saturday, March 1, 2014

Ironically, the tribal, violence-promoting, immorality-promoting, foolish decision-making-promoting songs soca artistes sing set the tone each year toward further devolving it by preaching subliminally to the nation to do dumb and deadly acts. The song Rolly Polly...

Friday, February 28, 2014

The current debate on allowing the public access to pepper spray and Tasers as a form of self defence against criminals is proving to be quite interesting.

Friday, February 28, 2014

From Monday to Friday between 7.15-7.45 am, it is a living nightmare to get onto the south-bound lane of the Charlieville Main Road via the Munroe Road exit off the south-bound lane of the Solomon Hochoy Highway. Dozens of cars from all directions fight for space to get to their respective...

Friday, February 28, 2014

Despite a notice in the daily papers about the use of fireworks, the use of such at the Hyatt fete on the evening of February 26, was a thoughtless and inconsiderate act as  the display was unnecessarily loud and long.  I have never heard such loud fireworks in my life.

Friday, February 28, 2014

Carnival, a festival marked by merrymaking and processions, was raised up as a cheap way for former slaves to celebrate the end of slavery while mocking the dress and mannerisms of Massa. Somewhere along the line Trinis forgot this.

Friday, February 28, 2014

A few days ago I was chatting with my partner, Rufus, from Moruga, when the subject of the recent travails of the Integrity Commission came up, and he immediately blurted out, “Boy, if Papa was still alive he woulda be the rightest man for them!” He then went on to strongly suggest that every...

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