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Why is it that what was once a leisurely drive to Maracas Bay on an evening or weekend has now turned into a nightmare? Firstly one has to endure at least 35-45 minutes of traffic before getting to the beach itself. Then there is the headache of actually finding a park. 

With the recent renovations that has been going on or rather supposed to be...

Thursday, February 27, 2014

I turned on my television Sunday evening and Beyond Scared Straight was on.

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Tell me I’m wrong, but doesn’t it seem that almost every other soca song asks us to “mash up” something or “mash up de place?” Is our Carnival culture just bent on promoting bad behaviour? Why do our soca artistes encourage people to get on bad and misbehave?...

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Carnival used to be one of the great social equalisers.

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

TUCO’s call for increased prize money compels us to collectively reflect and perhaps radically review the current practice. Perhaps our economists and social scientists can better determine the merits/demerits of the million-dollar prizes that are awarded to winners...

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

It is upsetting to see TUCO once again complaining about parity with the Chutney Soca Monarch competition and the quantum of the prize money. This perennial whining about which group gets what has become the tradition, as each interest group viz calypsonians, steelband, media and masqueraders...

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Errol Hill’s seminal work, Trinidad Carnival, tells us that our Carnival came from the Europeans and evolved to become it’s own form.

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Can LeRoy Clarke confirm his statements of homosexuality’s equation with criminal behaviour with any scientific statistics or research? If so, I would like some references so I can study them.

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

It amuses me when Trinis of a lighter hue are practically accused of not being “trini to de bone.” They are the same as the rest of us, they laugh, they cry and they die.

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

The presence of the Irish cricket team in the West Indies over the last few weeks has highlighted some key problems in West Indies cricket and provided more evidence of the difference between a team and a team of individuals. 

 

 

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Too often and too many are the cases of child abuse that have been reported in T&T.

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Perhaps we are the bearer of good news. Carnival can be a most electrifying, exciting, spontaneous fun time, filled with creativity, talent and rhythm that come naturally to us. But be aware! 

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

I am concerned and alarmed at recent public statements made by a Catholic priest on the granting of rights to the LGBT (Lesbian-Gay-Bisexual-Transgender) community during the public consultation on the draft constitutional reform held on February 10, 2014 at UWI Spec.

Tuesday, February 25, 2014
The National Library Service of T&T (Nalis) has a beautiful advertisement in the national newspapers suggesting that library users can now download e-books anywhere, anytime. I, however, have just learned that this is...
Monday, February 24, 2014

Location, location, location.

Monday, February 24, 2014

So it is finalised. There will be a different parade route for four selected mas bands despite the objection of Woodbrook residents who have a very valid case. But, say what! This is what democracy is all about, is it not?

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