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Last week the Port-of-Spain City Council moved to implement a clever proposal at least two years old to make Queen St pay tribute to 1977 Miss Universe “Penny” Commissiong. Clever in that the street would now be “Queen Janelle Commissiong St.”

Sunday, July 9, 2017

Use the stimulus resulting from Sabga-Aboud’s bragging about the power and influence of the Trini Syrian-Lebanese community, notwithstanding its small size, to ensure that you and your groups can catch up with the surge of that business/social group.

Sunday, July 9, 2017

The recent controversy in respect of the reappointment of the Port-of-Spain South MP, Marlene McDonald, as a Cabinet minister and the revocation of her appointment just 48 hours later overshadowed a major reason for poor governance in our country under this and the previous administration,...

Saturday, July 8, 2017

There was a light air around the Senate benches on Thursday. End-of-school vibes since Parliament’s two-month recess began from yesterday.

Friday, July 7, 2017

Wednesday afternoon found me playing a game. Every two years, the Institute for Gender and Development Studies at Cave Hill hosts a summer Institute in Gender and Development.

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

In this column I produce a shortened version of a presentation made by Dr Fazal Ali, Chairman of the Teaching Service Commission, at the Maha Sabha’s Indian Arrival dinner held at Radisson Hotel in Port-of-Spain on Saturday, May 27, 2017.

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

It’s the rainy season, now belatedly known by many Trinis as the “hurricane season.” Better late than never.

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

On August 22, 2013, nearly four years ago, the then Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissesar and Leader of the Opposition Dr Keith Rowley, held talks on the escalating crime situation in the country.

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

A generation ago I confidently thought that by now, well into the 21st century, needles would be a thing of the past. Not so. Needles are alive and well, if sharper and easier to handle. They are also disposable. At the Port-of-Spain Hospital in 1977, they were not. No money, they said.

Sunday, July 2, 2017

Dearest Jenny: Vee posted on Facebook last week. And I quickly switched on the flatscreen. To Parliament TV. There you were. Dressed to the nines on Channel 11, as always. In a lovely, lacy African brownish thing, with matching gele.

Sunday, July 2, 2017

During the last ten years, the zombie genre has emerged to become a popular form of entertainment. From movies and television serials, to video games and live action (no pun intended) events, the notion of the dead stalking the living has proven to be as exciting as it is frightening.

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