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A little more than a week ago, the Chief Justice of Canada Beverley McLachlan announced that she will be retiring December 15, 2017. According to top Canadian jurists, her unexpected retirement will be a dramatic loss for the Canadian Supreme Court. Since joining the Supreme Court in 1989, she has heard more than 2,000 Supreme Court appeals and written...

Sunday, April 24, 2011

When the alleged traffic violation involving former chairman of the Police Service Commission, Nizam Mohammed occurred, I suggested that given his wealth of experience, stature in politics and the legal profession, he should have seriously weighed the particular circumstances of this matter. It...

Sunday, April 24, 2011

The divided vote in the House of Representatives two Fridays ago brought to the fore the issue of the party line of the caucus versus the conscience vote of the parliamentary representative.

Saturday, April 23, 2011

It had been a long, hard journey from Galilee to Jerusalem, more than 80 miles, all on foot on roads that were usually dusty, often dangerous and never smooth. For the disciples the journey had been hard in other ways as well.

Sunday, April 24, 2011

After the dust of debate battle had dissipated in the House of Representatives on Wednesday, interesting Easter messages emerged from both sides. Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar spoke of Christ’s life including selfless love for his fellow man.

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Why are we the prophets?
Why are we the ones?
Who see the sad solution
Know what must be done?
I have no thought at all
Of my own reward
I really didn’t come here
Of my own accord
Just don’t say I’m
Damned for all time

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Before I begin to explore the substantive matter, in order to bring some sense to the debate, I think it is critical to indicate that the flurry of uninformed comment online regarding the entry into the market by low-cost carrier REDjet has missed the point entirely.

Friday, April 22, 2011

For many of us, school days were really happy days and perhaps those form part of our fondest memories.

Friday, April 22, 2011

As a child I had great difficulty accepting as dogma the various religious, philosophical, political and social ideologies that I encountered.

Friday, April 22, 2011

It took ages for him to wake, and, when he did, he had to remind himself to open his eyes slowly. Last Good Friday, he’d opened his eyes wide the moment he realised he was awake and it had almost blinded him, the sudden confrontation of the harsh reality of his existence.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

The office of the President of the Republic of T&T became significantly diminished in the eyes of many when His Excellency George Maxwell Richards removed the chairman of the Police Service Commission (PSC), Nizam Mohammed from office.

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