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People shouldn’t only end up in this column only when I sing a calypso on them. Whether it’s Cydelle Crosby, Collis Duranty, Joan Dayal, Vaughnette Bigford, Marlon Bascombe, Joyce Pierre, Nickolai Salcedo, Sonja Dumas, Vin and Boom, Suzette and her daughter Candace, or Ms Merritt at bMobile, this is equally a space for praisesongs.

So this week I...

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

One of the more saddening features of the current violent crisis in Venezuela is the absolute lack of contrition by all combatants despite their respective appeals for a peaceful resolution. In the process, options for a non-violent settlement have narrowed.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Except for PNM-till-Ah-deads, the public has been shocked and outraged by the $59,000 phone bill racked up by Tourism Minister Shamfa Cudjoe during a four-day trip to the Bahamas earlier this year.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

The Al Jazeera documentary, From Caribbean to Caliphate, on Trinidad’s seemingly outsize per capita contribution to ISIS’s ranks wouldn’t have been news to anyone here with eyes, ears, and average intelligence.

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Former Saudi Arabian Oil Minister Sheikh Ahmed Zaki Yamani once famously said, “The stone age did not end for lack of stone, and the oil age will end long before the world runs out of oil.” His prediction is coming to pass. The world is awash with oil.

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

A colleague has sent me a remarkable video of a conversation with the Irish surgeon Dr Denis Burkett done in 1993 some months before his death. Dennis Burkett is known in medical circles for two things. He described in 1956, a type of cancer in children in Uganda, Burkett lymphoma.

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Recently, following an article in the newspapers regarding the funding of government schools versus denominational schools, lots of discussions have arisen among school staffs concerning the same.

Sunday, May 21, 2017

In an expressive culture like ours, so firmly rooted in piercing oral irony and spontaneous joking—one that produces incredible, unpolished sensations like Rankin Kia Boss—it’s a shame our stage comedy hasn’t grown away from its old-school West Indian roots in physical comedy, where you can see...

Sunday, May 21, 2017

At the St Mary’s College Prizegiving ceremony held in 1991, the former principal of St Joseph’s Convent, Sister Paul d’Ornellas, gave the feature address which emphasised the importance of having pride in one’s secondary school.

Sunday, May 21, 2017

The recent decision by the Privy Council in the matter of the Attorney General v Dumas has opened the door to public interest litigation in a manner that now places all public authorities—from President to Prime Minister and Cabinet to commissions—in a place where they can all be challenged in...

Sunday, May 21, 2017

If the politicians in charge of the Government of T&T really want to increase life satisfaction among voters, they should repeal all laws that discriminate against homosexuals.

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