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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.

The girl is dreamy, drifting away from whatever she is assigned to doodle on her notebook pages,...

Sunday, April 16, 2017

On April 13, 1970, Astronaut Jim Lovell repeated something that Astronaut Jack Swigert, on the Apollo 13 spacecraft, told Mission Control in Houston: “Houston, we’ve had a problem.”

Sunday, April 16, 2017

In Trinidad’s Doctor’s Office, a memoir written by Scottish physician Vincent Tothill who lived here from 1922, the author recalls a “Creole” undertaker “a man of some 60-odd years, and a ‘well-up man’ in the town, a most delightful personality” who came to invite him to a christening for three...

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Dr Valmiki Arjoon, a UWI economist, drew attention to the increasing debt burden of T&T, now some 60 per cent of GDP and claims that it is beginning to enter the danger zone.

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Nearly all parents want to their child to have morals and values. But parents will differ on what moral values they want their children to have.

Saturday, April 15, 2017

She may not have got an opportunity during Wednesday’s Parliament session to show just why she asked Prime Minister Keith Rowley a particular question about his recent Texas trip, but Opposition Leader Kamla Persad-Bissessar pressed on, apparently intending to draw certain conclusions.

Saturday, April 15, 2017

There is an imminent crisis at the wholly owned government company Caroni Green Ltd (CGL).

Friday, April 14, 2017

It’s argued that domestic violence is one of the most pressing societal issues facing T&T. We have seen a marked increase in such acts against women as well as the noticeable increase in interest generated by users of social media.

Friday, April 14, 2017

Once upon a time, a goddess walked along a bare road. She gazed ahead, wondering where the road led. Seeing its divergent paths, she reflected on which she would take and what would result from those unplanned directions.

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

A couple weeks ago, I spoke of the commencement of the Hindu year being marked with celebrations of “Nau Raatri,” a time of celebrating the female forms of God. On Tuesday, April 4, Nau Raatri ended with another celebration, “Ram Naumi.”

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

The amazing photograph of young Birmingham resident Saffiyah Khan facing down racists in her city last weekend appeared in the UK press at the same time the Brixton-based Black Cultural Archives was preparing for a special tribute to Trinidad-born social activist, Darcus Howe, who died on April...

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