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Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Sadly, though hardly unsurprisingly, the 8th Summit of the Americas hosted in Peru last week came and went with precious little fanfare out of Port-of-Spain. There must have been more important things on the minds of the prime minister and his embattled foreign minister.

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Alas, Babylon is a post-apocalyptic novel written by Pat Frank in 1959 about the aftermath of a nuclear war. It starts when an American fighter jet accidentally attacks a Soviet military base in Latakia, Syria.

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

I’ve been reading up a bit about the advice parents used to be given in the past by paediatricians and came across a fascinating booklet. “Caring for Infants, Then and Now: 1935 to the Present” by the US Department of Health and Human Services.

Monday, April 16, 2018

An attuned ear hears a shackle when it falls. It’s a surreal sound, when an instrument of inhumanity hits the ground broken, clanging with its iron weight of history. Instinctively listen for the heart-piercing exultations of emotion that echo out powerfully.

Sunday, April 15, 2018

Money, they say, is the root of all evil. And this is so true when you examine almost every aspect of business in T&T.

Sunday, April 15, 2018

As Zuckerberg underwent his ten-hour long interrogation this week on Capitol Hill, we observed him bob, weave, and genuflect through the complicated maze of citizens’ rights to privacy and control of their data, the limits to those rights, and exactly how much we give away in service of the...

Sunday, April 15, 2018

In Baracoa, on the eastern tip of Cuba, is the ‘Cruz de la Parra’—a cross made from parts of a Crucifix planted by Christopher Columbus. The relic is now swathed in silver to protect it from visitors who break off bits as souvenirs.

Sunday, April 15, 2018

Would Dr Keith Rowley, as leader of the Opposition, have accepted Kamla Persad-Bissessar absolving her Foreign and Caricom Minister of responsibility for T&T’s non-support of Dominica’s attempt to have its membership fees to the Organisation of the American States waived for two years?

Sunday, April 15, 2018

Last week there were a number of errors of judgment that decorated the public square.

Sunday, April 15, 2018

If MP Smith were the only one on the ship, then he will be the only one to sink with it. But he isn’t. It is carrying over 1.3 million passengers who rely on the captain and crew to keep her steady like the keel that runs along the centre from bow to stern.

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