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In the past week I remembered a scene from the popular Christmas comedy, Home Alone. In the first movie, which was undoubtedly the best of the series thus far, everyone was busy packing their stuff as they were about to travel on a Christmas trip. Little Kevin (the main star) is questioned by his sister as to why he was worried, after all, their mommy...

Sunday, November 5, 2017

Along the old silk roads, caravans of snow-white porcelain vases, red sea pearls, lapis lazuli, myrrh, coriander, rugs, tapestries, precious stones, religious codes, perfumery, paper, dyes, slaves, literature, fashion, ornaments, ledgers, engineering, legal systems and medicines journeyed and...

Sunday, November 5, 2017

The issue facing the United States of America, and by extension the rest of the world, given the economic, political, military and cultural power and influence of the USA in 21st century civilisation, is whether President Donald Trump will be allowed to succeed in his desire to “make America...

Sunday, November 5, 2017

On September 12, 1973, Karl Hudson-Phillips resigned as attorney general in the Cabinet of prime minister Eric Williams. The two had not been on good terms for months before this.

Sunday, November 5, 2017

Sexual abuse, abandonment, ghosting after an intense relationship: unimaginable cruelty by the predator leaving victims in a dark tunnel. An act so evil by those who have power over women, or have them in their care, it leads to wrecked lives, and suicides.

Saturday, November 4, 2017

Last week I wrote about the incompetent and/or uncaring demeanour of the Rowley-led Government. It has now dawned upon me that the Government simply does not care! For PM Rowley, it is not a matter of getting competent people to get things done efficiently.

Saturday, November 4, 2017

It’s sometimes heard as a part of Parliamentarians’ political battlespeak, but the last local reference to “an act of terror” came via Opposition Leader Kamla Persad-Bissessar’s reply to Government’s 2018 Budget.

Friday, November 3, 2017

I take my cue from Kalain Hosein, who took the responsibility to set up the Trinidad and Tobago Weather Centre which he single-handedly broadcasts from his bedroom in Houston, where he attends Texas A&M University.

Friday, November 3, 2017

The level of adherence to the letter and spirit of the Constitution of a political party by its leader and executive members is a powerful indicator of their fitness for office, both in the party and in Government.

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Growing up men had this derogatory saying “All women are whores, you just need to find their price.”

I’m beginning to wonder if there is some validity to the statement, but not just with women but with people at large, and in my industry, parents.

Do we as parents have a price?

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

The euphemistically-described “gaming” industry in T&T needs to be formally recognised at law and regulated to attempt to avoid some of its worst effects, especially the facilitation of unlawful activities associated with the flow of huge sums of money, the exploitation of labour and the...

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