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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...

Thursday, January 4, 2018

There are over seven billion people on this planet. Trinidad and Tobago accounts for only 1.4 million and a tiny fraction of the world’s economy.

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

For some, the holiday season brings time that can be spent on old and new books and movies. This year, I broke with tradition and skipped The Sound of Music, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon and Finding Nemo.

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Always remember that if you are not connected with God, if you don’t have a relationship with Him, it is easy to let negative emotions spiral out of control.

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

The month of January derives its name from “Janua”, the Latin word for door. To the ancient Romans, doorways were a sacred space that represented transition and new beginnings.

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Scientists have learned more in the past 20 years about how the human brain works than in all of previous history. Knowledge of the brain’s inner, intimate working is doubling every ten years.

Thursday, February 1, 2018

Sans humanite” is our most identifiable cultural refrain, crossing centuries with its compelling, swaying echo of dark humour, stoicism, lament, and aspiration.

Thursday, February 1, 2018

I’ve been wanting to contemplate our particular Nativity-season art form. Not parang. The Christmas smut.

Sunday, December 31, 2017

There is going to be, there inevitably must be, widespread and powerful revolt against traditional political systems, against the violent exercise of power, and against the dominant economic systems in the world of the 21st century.

Sunday, December 31, 2017

With the announcement that the Electoral College is going to meet on January 19 instant to elect a new President came a media story that suggested three possible names—one from the PNM and two from the UNC.

Sunday, December 31, 2017

I will be glad to see the back of 2017. If there is one image that is emblematic of last year it’s my husband and I holding on to one another for our dear lives during an earthquake. As our building swayed it felt like forever. I thought this was it.

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