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In the past week I remembered a scene from the popular Christmas comedy, Home Alone. In the first movie, which was undoubtedly the best of the series thus far, everyone was busy packing their stuff as they were about to travel on a Christmas trip. Little Kevin (the main star) is questioned by his sister as to why he was worried, after all, their mommy...

Saturday, January 20, 2018

The recent debate in the Parliament arising from the Government’s attempt to exempt the Strategic Services Agency (SSA) from the requirements of the Freedom of Information Act was filled with heated moments and even suspension of sittings to facilitate cooling down of flared tempers.

Friday, January 19, 2018

Amidst all the melée surrounding Carnival 2018—government funding or lack thereof of competitions, the cutting of prize monies, the controversial so-called double entendre lyrics contained in a song by a popular chutney soca artist—most of which divided public opinion along racial lines, it was...

Thursday, January 18, 2018

All sectors are complaining, either that they cannot obtain foreign exchange (forex), or in amounts required.

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

What is it about other people’s nakedness that fascinates us so? I believe that I know no one who would intently walk out their house naked and I suppose and there are many reasons why this is so.

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Over 500 years ago a Dominican friar uttered the first words against racism. Back then it wasn’t even a word. The word wasn’t even placed in the Oxford Dictionary until the 1900’s. Imagine standing up for something that didn’t even have a name yet!

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Last Monday, I spent the morning at San Fernando City Hall with 2013 shooting victim Caron Asgarali, about 20 secondary school students and supporters of Asgarali’s wordily-branded group—Raising Awareness on the Ripple Effect of gun violence (RARE).

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Two events that occurred last week Monday had an austere effect on the nation’s psyche.

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

There seems to be general acceptance that governance in T&T is in a mess. Can it be ever improved? Based on my experience as a medical doctor over the last 40 years, and with the greatest of regret, I have to say no. I hope I am wrong.

Monday, January 15, 2018

Comandantas from Mexico’s Zapatista Army for National Liberation (EZLN) recently called for a global gathering of rebellious women. Their language reflected centuries of radical leadership of Indigenous women in the Caribbean.

Monday, January 15, 2018

Remember my story how five years ago, swaying beneath the stage of his Savannah temple, David Rudder lost my attention, as my pores raised watching this 20-something near me singing each word by heart.