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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. So I contemplated trekking into downtown Port-of-Spain to...

Friday, April 21, 2017

Ziya’s teachers have started suggesting that I invest more in her focus on school work and a routine of revision. She’ll need this in order to not experience Junior 1, next year, as an overwhelming leap in demands, pressure and material to be covered.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

In recent times, I have had cause to ask myself whether there is any relation between objectivity, impartiality and competence in journalism. I reckon that whilst journalists would have a constant fight for press freedom, they also have to weigh and respect an individual’s right for privacy.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Listening to Prof Patrick Hosein’s professorial lecture last Thursday night at UWI, St Augustine, I found myself alternating between irrational exuberance and cynical disgust.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

As this country’s leading expert in religion and 17th best writer, I was surprised that no politician hired me to write their Easter message and weekend grocery list.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Listening to Prof Patrick Hosein’s professorial lecture last Thursday night at UWI, St Augustine, I found myself alternating between irrational exuberance and cynical disgust.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

In my four years as Minister of Energy, the biggest problem I faced was the shortage of natural gas. The Prime Minister has said we failed to deal with it. This is not correct. In fact, had we not taken the action we took, the country would be in a far worse position.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Firmly embedded in the psyche of Caribbean medicine is the triad of baby conditions: virus, teething and colic. Where would the average GP be if she did not have those three words to say to worried mothers?

Sunday, April 16, 2017

A few years ago, I was booked on a flight to return to Trinidad from Miami. In the departure lounge, the PA system stirred to life with a crackle. Gate attendants for the airline realised the flight was overbooked. They needed two passengers to give up their seats.

Sunday, April 16, 2017

A few years ago, I was booked on a flight to return to Trinidad from Miami. In the departure lounge, the PA system stirred to life with a crackle. Gate attendants for the airline realised the flight was overbooked. They needed two passengers to give up their seats.

Sunday, April 16, 2017

“Sexual citizenship” used to be my favourite big-word. I put it in the title of my op-ed the people in the Commonwealth published. The piece that got Australian Judge Kirby’s knickers in a twist.

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