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Vaughnette Bigford, our local vocal goddess, has a new CD where, says Cathy Shepherd’s Thursday review, she “reinterprets 11 songs from the Trinidad and Tobago calypso, pop, soca and soul songbooks, spanning a 39-year period.” It isn’t on iTunes. It was out for weeks and I still didn’t have it. So I contemplated trekking into downtown Port-of-Spain to...

Sunday, April 9, 2017

Today is Palm Sunday, the Christian feast day that commemorates Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem. Less than a week later, the same crowd that had gathered to greet him would do so again, this time to call for his execution by the Roman authority for claiming to be the King of the Jews.

Sunday, April 9, 2017

Now that the FATCA legislation has been enacted in T&T after a lengthy bi-partisan battle to reach cross-party consensus comes word out of Washington that the process to repeal FATCA in the United States has begun.

Sunday, April 9, 2017

On every day of the week except Sunday, for 52 weeks of the year, you will see people sweeping and mopping the pavements on High Street in San Fernando before 7 am. Neither the City Corporation nor the Central Government pays a cent for this task.

Sunday, April 9, 2017

The international/western political order is under deep stress with the real possibility of a makeover of the existing political structures and systems to meet the new economic, social and military objectives made clear by electorates on both sides of the Atlantic.

Sunday, April 9, 2017

On February 15, it was reported in the print and social media that a “woman ploughed into three vehicles, got out of the vehicle, stripped herself naked and then began walking aimlessly along Wrightson Road”.

Saturday, April 8, 2017

As soon as your children learn to talk in complete sentences, this becomes their favourite word. And you, as a responsible parent, have to come up with answers that make sense (or, at least, make sense to a three and four-year-old). But, if you think about it, it’s a little odd.

Saturday, April 8, 2017

Trade union members milled around in large numbers outside the Parliament yesterday. Until they realised there was no Parliament or Government ministers to confront.

Saturday, April 8, 2017

With news of the impending departure of the Super-Fast Galicia from the Port-of-Spain to Scarborough route, businesses in Tobago are justifiably gnawing their fingernails.

Friday, April 7, 2017

“Hang them high” and “Hang them in Woodford Square,” are cries of many Trinbagonians. Just over three months of the year have passed and over 130 murders are recorded, not to mention there’re numerous reports of missing persons especially young girls and boys.

Friday, April 7, 2017

Depression as an illness refers to the symptoms that define Major Depressive Disorder. This condition was first fully described by Burton (1845) who wrote the remarkably modern The Anatomy of Melancholy which described many features that have now come to be accepted about this disorder.

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