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People shouldn’t only end up in this column only when I sing a calypso on them. Whether it’s Cydelle Crosby, Collis Duranty, Joan Dayal, Vaughnette Bigford, Marlon Bascombe, Joyce Pierre, Nickolai Salcedo, Sonja Dumas, Vin and Boom, Suzette and her daughter Candace, or Ms Merritt at bMobile, this is equally a space for praisesongs.

So this week I...

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.

Saturday, May 13, 2017

It’s early in the morning. I’m making the most of a cool sea breeze wafting off the still waters of Maracas Bay. Gently swaying palm fronds conduct a symphony of birdsong in concert with the whisper of backwash.

Friday, May 12, 2017

As Latin America and the Caribbean begins to emerge from six years of economic slowdown, including two of recession, it is essential to find ways to nurture and strengthen this budding recovery.

Friday, May 12, 2017

Seen from the air, Guyana’s forested beauty is epic. The plane’s shadow buzzed over the treetops like a gnat, insignificant in afternoon sun and in comparison to such wondrously vast tree cover.

Friday, May 12, 2017

On February 22, in a column headlined “Black male youth missing,” Professor Theodore Lewis stated, “Since black boys are missing from the elementary schools that matter, they go missing from the prestige secondary schools, and since they are missing from these, they are missing from UTT and UWI...

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Even as obsessive Trini Trumphobes were being outraged by US Republican Rep Raúl Labrador’s comment that “Nobody dies because they don’t have access to healthcare,” a patient from one of our own neighbourhoods might have been dying because of a lack of access to quality healthcare.

Thursday, May 11, 2017

The Sanatan Dharma Maha Sabha, for this Indian Arrival month of May, reminds the Hindu and national community of the contributions of the first four Dharmaachaaryas (religious heads) who are no longer with us.

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

With recent revelations involving the Judicial and Legal Services Commission and the Auditor-General’s Report, many citizens are wondering how some people get into positions where you can foul up so regularly and never be fired, while many more are wondering if they can get a job like that.

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Looking at the country via the news these last few weeks, I’ve gotten the distinct impression of a preternatural repetitiveness. There were announcements that public servants couldn’t get pay-slips because there was no paper to print them, no money to buy toilet paper, no medicines in hospitals...

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

I have been pretty much preoccupied these days with thoughts of death, tabanca and melancholy. The philosopher Alain de Botton says that our outlook on life depends a great deal on our surroundings and heaven knows our surroundings in Trinidad and Tobago have not been the best recently.

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