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I’ve been travelling in Europe and Morocco for the last month. The energy conversation here is different from T&T. On this side of the Atlantic leaders talk about when economies will be carbon-free. Some technology gurus predict that within a decade solar and wind power will be so cheap that demand for oil and gas will drop, locking the price of oil...

Saturday, December 31, 2016

The Christmas sugar rush is over. As 2017 rolls in tonight, put down the glass of Scotch/Coke Zero and accept another bite.

2016, we all know, was Annus Horribilis. But 2017, (you hope) will be that much better for business.

Yeah right. (Ancel Roget might sniff.)

Saturday, December 31, 2016

There is a general sense that 2016 was brutal, although perceptions may vary depending on who you are and where you live.

Prince, David Bowie…and in its last moments, 2016 swung the scythe once more for good measure to claim pop superstar George Michael.

Thursday, December 29, 2016

We’ve heard many times and by many people that an increased police presence in various communities—urban and rural, business and residential, etc—will reduce crime. This strategy requires some deeper analysis as opinions differ.

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Let me state from the outset that though I follow these matters journalistically and have been around the block as a reporter and traveller for quite some time, I am no expert on tourism.

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Throughout much of the year, countries around the world have been attempting to balance their domestic finances in light of global economic changes. Trinidad and Tobago was no different.

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Piece by piece, the death penalty continues to fall apart.

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

At the tail end of this monster disguised as a year, I was lucky enough to have a few days to myself at home. I’m a single parent, and alone time is a treasure almost beyond imagining to my tribe.

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Kevin Ramnarine

Top 10 economic events of 2017

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

The very first time I took a drive in an ambulance, I was a medical student doing my weekly 24 hours stint at the small, general hospital in Los Teques, Venezuela.

Sunday, December 25, 2016

None of this column’s playful predictions for 2015 came true. One or two—about Barry Padarath and oil prices—came close. I might be doing better than Yesenia, but last year-end, I gave up on forecasting. I close 2016 instead with questions left open. Here are the top five: