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Thursday, February 15, 2018

It was quite interesting over the last week, to read other writers’ perceptions about Carnival and its effects on Trinbagonian society.

These viewpoints ranged from “Carnival is a reflection of the morality of our people, going rapidly downhill” to “Just a bikini mas. No originality!”

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

I recently posted on social media about Jess beating up Richard while rough playing, and his response to my advice to him.

The discussion that followed on the thread is the basis of today’s column, but for those who didn’t see the thread here is the synopsis.

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Last Thursday, I came back late from a day of Carnival-related traffic jam with a young coconut man from Toco who declared that he needed to pick before six, because by that time the tree would have fallen asleep.

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

If you’re reading these words during today’s morning hours, then I’m assuming you chose to forego this year’s Carnival festivities. Just to let you know–I’m probably doing the very same thing–reading the papers from the comfort of my home.

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

What is this fascination people have with disposable diapers? I can understand mothers. Not only are they easy to change but there is some evidence that the act itself may make you feel closer to the child.

Monday, February 12, 2018

Typical of Carnival for every one of her seven years, Ziya has been falling asleep hearing soca on loop through day and night, as loud as the chorus of crickets, frogs and barking dogs outside, but drifting through and from under the studio door across the hall.

Monday, February 12, 2018

By now Voice should be calypso monarch, ushered into last night’s Savannah final by Skinner Park’s wave of voices, despite an audio catastrophe of a Kaiso Fiesta performance, with a punctuated vocal rendition more suited to a fete crowd than a judging panel.

Sunday, February 11, 2018

Two Fridays ago, the House of Representatives appointed a Special Select Committee on the “Nomination of a Commissioner of Police and Deputy Commissioner of Police”.

Sunday, February 11, 2018

The understanding crystallized over the last couple weeks through discussion, reflection, writing and rewriting of thoughts on the problems surrounding the staleness and poor quality of the majority of calypsoes, and other elements of contemporary Carnival.

Sunday, February 11, 2018

It happened on a pre-Carnival night with the pans being tuned in the balmy dark in yards across the city, on the cusp of hills, deep into areas where few dare to venture after nightfall.

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