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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, January 7, 2018

Have we achieved the vision of Independence—the idea of a vibrant and successful nation whose people invested their energies to build it guided by the watchwords “discipline, production, and tolerance?”

Saturday, January 6, 2018

Scottish politician Lord Brougham (1778-1868) wrote: “Education makes a people easy to lead, but difficult to drive; easy to govern but impossible to enslave.” I must therefore draw the conclusion that the dramatic reduction in the support of the education of our children across T&T could...

Friday, January 5, 2018

It has been said that politics is a civilised (bloodless) version of warfare in which opponents use every strategy of battle, including the ignoble, like subterfuge, trickery and deceit, to win and retain power.

Thursday, January 4, 2018

There are over seven billion people on this planet. Trinidad and Tobago accounts for only 1.4 million and a tiny fraction of the world’s economy.

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

For some, the holiday season brings time that can be spent on old and new books and movies. This year, I broke with tradition and skipped The Sound of Music, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon and Finding Nemo.

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Always remember that if you are not connected with God, if you don’t have a relationship with Him, it is easy to let negative emotions spiral out of control.

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

The month of January derives its name from “Janua”, the Latin word for door. To the ancient Romans, doorways were a sacred space that represented transition and new beginnings.

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Scientists have learned more in the past 20 years about how the human brain works than in all of previous history. Knowledge of the brain’s inner, intimate working is doubling every ten years.

Thursday, February 1, 2018

Sans humanite” is our most identifiable cultural refrain, crossing centuries with its compelling, swaying echo of dark humour, stoicism, lament, and aspiration.

Thursday, February 1, 2018

I’ve been wanting to contemplate our particular Nativity-season art form. Not parang. The Christmas smut.