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The song reached number two on the UK Charts and number one in the US. Although the song has lost popularity, its message remains relevant up to today. I recently recalled this song having regard to the unfolding of certain events.

On the international stage countries fight wars ultimately for world dominance. At a national level, politicians and...

Friday, April 28, 2017

Are you personally responsible for climate change?

The brutish and short answer is “yes.”

Friday, April 28, 2017

As it stands, it’s proposed that relevant assessment officers will visit citizens’ residences and private businesses to verify the information they submitted on their forms in order to calculate the annual rental value of their property.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

I deeply admire the spirit of the people of Guyana, a nation that has led the Caribbean on many social policy and protection issues, including ones related to sexuality.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

It is possible, for instance, to travel kilometre-upon-kilometre from town-to-town along almost any major roadway on the island and lose count of the number of signs advertising the sale of goods and services of numerous varieties.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Last week, the Joint Trade Union Movement and the Movement for Social Justice expressed support for Venezuelan president Nicolás Maduro. This week, the MSJ and the JTUM will continue to give economic and political advice to the people of Trinidad and Tobago.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

It must be decades since I saw a Gary Larson Far Side cartoon which depicted “tribal”-looking people (bones through noses and so forth) scrambling to hide electrical appliances, while through the window of their hut two lumbering figures in safari gear approach.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

The Ministry of Finance has signalled the re-introduction of Property Tax. Most of the population already know it’s the law, they know it’s not new and they know it obtains in other countries.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

There’s apparently another piece of paper lying around on the desks of hard-working Ministry of Health officials titled Draft Infant and Young Child Feeding Policy. They seem to have been working on it since 2012.

Sunday, April 23, 2017

DR DAVID SUBRAN

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Vaughnette Bigford, our local vocal goddess, has a new CD where, says Cathy Shepherd’s Thursday review, she “reinterprets 11 songs from the Trinidad and Tobago calypso, pop, soca and soul songbooks, spanning a 39-year period.” It isn’t on iTunes. It was out for weeks and I still didn’t have it...

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