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Indian Arrival Day provides a moment for looking back through history and asking what we should continue to carry in our jahajin bundle tomorrow. All remembering is selective. For young Indo-Trinidadian women and dougla or mixed-race women with Indian ancestry, who we accept and empower ourselves to be, is shaped by the historical stories we are told. So...

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

In 1977, Margaret Thatcher (not yet PM of Britain), speaking at the University of Zurich called for a “revolt against excessive taxation”. Excessive taxation had stagnated Britain in the 1970s.

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Write about the first days, she said.

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Poetry filled up NAPA last month-end. Fuller than the grandstand for Dimanche Gras. Grandmothers. A tassa section. A screaming posse from Tobago. $200-a-ticket poetry.

Sunday, May 14, 2017

The “first hundred days in office” goes back to President Franklin D Roosevelt’s attempts to pull the United States out of the Great Depression.

Sunday, May 14, 2017

With the recent Privy Council decision in favour of Reginald Dumas and his challenge to the appointments made by the President to the Police Service Commission after parliamentary ratification, the spotlight has now turned to whether or not the Judicial and Legal Service Commission (JLSC) is...

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Unless I’m discussing sex, I try to avoid the term “everyone”, so instead I’ll just say that nearly everyone who is criticising Chief Justice Ivor Archie and the Judicial and Legal Service Commission would probably have done exactly the same thing in their position.

Sunday, May 14, 2017

The decision of the Privy Council that citizen Reginald Dumas has every right to challenge (in the public interest) two appointments made by the President of the Republic to the Police Service Commission on the grounds that the people, Mrs Roamar Achat-Saney and Dr James Kenneth Armstrong, did...

Sunday, May 14, 2017

T he controversy regarding the appointment of the former chief magistrate as a High Court judge and her resignation just two weeks later on the basis that she had left the magistracy with several (reportedly 54) cases unfinished is, to put it mildly, unsettling.

Saturday, May 13, 2017

A father’s relationship with his son is a better predictor of how satisfied with life the boy will be as an adult than his relationship with his mother.

Saturday, May 13, 2017

UNC MP Dr Fuad Khan’s stance in Parliament on Thursday was bit unusual considering Government and Opposition’s usual adversarial conduct in Parliament, once proceedings begin.

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