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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...

Saturday, November 4, 2017

It’s sometimes heard as a part of Parliamentarians’ political battlespeak, but the last local reference to “an act of terror” came via Opposition Leader Kamla Persad-Bissessar’s reply to Government’s 2018 Budget.

Friday, November 3, 2017

I take my cue from Kalain Hosein, who took the responsibility to set up the Trinidad and Tobago Weather Centre which he single-handedly broadcasts from his bedroom in Houston, where he attends Texas A&M University.

Friday, November 3, 2017

The level of adherence to the letter and spirit of the Constitution of a political party by its leader and executive members is a powerful indicator of their fitness for office, both in the party and in Government.

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Growing up men had this derogatory saying “All women are whores, you just need to find their price.”

I’m beginning to wonder if there is some validity to the statement, but not just with women but with people at large, and in my industry, parents.

Do we as parents have a price?

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

The euphemistically-described “gaming” industry in T&T needs to be formally recognised at law and regulated to attempt to avoid some of its worst effects, especially the facilitation of unlawful activities associated with the flow of huge sums of money, the exploitation of labour and the...

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

The Minister of Finance, in his 2018 Budget speech, told us the Exim Bank will become an authorised dealer in foreign exchange such that it can support on-shore exporters, who export 30 per cent or more of their products and require foreign exchange to carry out their businesses.

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

In the days of the Roman Republic, no senator was more revered than Marcus Porcius Cato, more commonly known as Cato the Elder.

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

The problem. Worldwide, only one in three babies is breastfed. Of those, 90 to 95 per cent start off breastfeeding exclusively, really breastfeeding, at birth. By six months, that figure drops to two per cent.

Monday, October 30, 2017

The podium was a platform for advocacy in common-sense style. Her walk to the microphone suggested frailties that come with age, but her words were tough talk from a tireless soldier still in the trenches.

Monday, October 30, 2017

This month, media in the United States told stories about two well-kept secrets: twenty years of long rumoured sexual predation of women in his industry by New York movie mogul Harvey Weinstein.

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