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It seems we have a new word for plagiarism—it’s called “sampling.” So KI (Kris Persad) “sampled” Jab Gori Ne from the 2000 Bollywood movie Bulandi, called it Same Gyul Twice and won the Chutney Soca Monarch (CSM) in 2016.

In 2012, he “sampled” Dekhta Hai Tu Kya from the 2008 Bollywood movie Krazzy 4 and came up with Single Forever, another winning...

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

On behalf of the Rajkumari Cultural Center for Indo-Caribbean Culture in New York City (RCC), I wish to extend our deepest condolences to the Yankarran family and Anand’s fans around the world.

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

I do not know how much outside (the OWTU) support this proposed strike action has from the general working class and from the general public as a whole.

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Successive governments have failed to effectively deal with this scratch bomb scourge. They refuse to outlaw it probably because it will interfere with the earnings of some private enterprise.

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Like so many concerned citizens, I am forced to once again direct attention to, and request meaningful action from the authorities in eliminating the nuisance being experienced by citizens through the fireworks menace.

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

New York-based Trinidadian Anand Yankaran created history by becoming the first ever Chutney Road March Champion of this country.

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Once again, the OWTU seeks to commandeer its pound of flesh from a decelerating and devastated economy, plunging price of oil/gas, escalating unemployment, gas shortage, billion-dollar debt-ridden Petrotrin the employer, dwindling forex life-line and a 92 per cent reduction in the Exchequer’s...

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

As we begin this new year I wish the people in authority and the general public would realise that they need to stop lamenting and pleading with criminals to stop crime and instead insist that the police enforce the laws and actually do the job for which they are being paid.

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

The OWTU is threatening to shut down Petrotrin from tomorrow. Is this a case of flexing one’s muscles? Why not before Christmas or New Year’s? Convenient time isn’t it? After all the holidays.

The WTI crude oil price is $53.72 USD.

BRENT crude oil is $56.13 USD.

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Mr Roget, President of the OWTU, is saying there has not been any salary adjustments at Petrotrin for six years.

Sunday, January 1, 2017

Please allow me to correct a misconception in Sat Maharaj’s column of December 29, 2016.

Mr Maharaj has said that he would have thought that Petrotrin has the autonomy to negotiate collective agreements with its trade union.

Sunday, January 1, 2017

It is unbelievable that Mr Keith Diaz and the executive of Pan Trinbago, after refusing to pay panmen for their 2016 Panorama performances, are trying to lay the blame on the Government.

Sunday, January 1, 2017

I can change the oil in my vehicle, plumb, paint, and even mow the lawn. I choose not to. I am not a Jack of All Trades but a master of a few. I believe in providing employment. Let the specialists do the work.

Sunday, January 1, 2017

As we move into another new year, Fishermen and Friends of the Sea (FFOS) presents its 2017 wish list.

Saturday, December 31, 2016

We have had such an upsurge of abuse handed down to females over the past few years in T&T that it makes one wonder what has gone wrong that women can be treated with such brutality at times.

Saturday, December 31, 2016

Soon after Cemex announced its intention to make a takeover bid for TCL on December 5, 2016, I wrote letters in the print media strongly advising the TCL Board to engage the services of a reputable International Investment Banker to do an Independent Valuation of TCL, which would be communicated...

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