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Over the last three decades, the rise of bikini mas has been considered a sign of Carnival’s loss of politics. In this view, gone was the costuming skill and performance that defined mas itself, to be replaced by wining skill and body display, with the heyday of top male bandleaders replaced by bottom and “Carnival is woman.”

Sunday, February 19, 2017

In order for us to grow as a society there must be informed discussions on everything that touches or will touch and concern our lives, our country’s economy, national security, education, healthcare, the environment, to name a few.

Saturday, February 18, 2017

It’s still not clear if an incident at a primary school in Mayaro, where a student got his arm broken, was a case of bullying or a matter of play-fighting gone wrong.

Saturday, February 18, 2017

The hint of what lay ahead in Monday’s Fatca legislation debate came the minute Opposition MP, Roodal Moonilal spoke.

“This is the moment when we stand here possibly, without favour, but also without fear,” Moonilal stated as he began the Opposition’s replies on the issues that day.

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Tobago hoteliers are struggling to keep their heads above water. The Tobago Chamber of Commerce says arrivals have fallen from a high of 80 thousand to a paltry 19 thousand last year.

Friday, February 17, 2017

Ian K Ramdhanie, MSc, Principal, CISPS

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Some religious sects recognise the value of self-flagellation as a way of “sanctifying” the flesh. Nobody comes to drag you out of your house or hand you the whip or the chain. You wake up in the morning with beating yourself bloody in mind.

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

One of the most important prayers in the Hindu tradition reads: “Tvameva Mata cha Pita Tvameva, Tvameva Bandhu cha Sakha Tvameva, Tvameva Vidya Dravinam Tvameva, Tvameva Sarvam Mama Deva Deva.”

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

When choosing a man, the sensible woman must closely examine his trousers in order to determine the size of his most important attribute. In past times, this was much easier to do, since a wallet stuffed with cash made an obvious bulge.

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

The play Medea was written by the Greek playwright Euripides about 2,500 years ago. It’s a fascinating story: the heroine is a descendant of the gods, possessed of magical powers, wiles, and great strength. But she isn’t impervious to love.

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Last Sunday morning I asked the guy behind the counter at Richard’s Bake and Shark to borrow his newspapers. He said “sure, but it’s all bad news.” I gathered that what was in those newspapers affected him. He was not alone but was simply reflecting the broad national sentiment.