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Thursday, October 6, 2011

 Why should a Prime Minister have a say in who gets a national award? What makes a Prime Minister anymore capable of making a fair and incisive judgment as to the quality of the contribution of an individual to the national good compared to independent others? 

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

In his September 27 article, “A plate of food,” Dr David Bratt made some interesting observations and some good recommendations. However, there were several statements that were misleading and some downright wrong.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

“This win will surely give us a major boost. We have won both qualifiers and have played three games and won all.”

—Daren Ganga, T&T cricket captain

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Not withstanding my age, I suppose I have to thank my parents or nature or the powers that be for my undying ability to be surprised by life in T&T. It turns out that there is something called “lighting-up hours” in T&T.

Monday, October 3, 2011

In my own humble—and hopefully informed—view, genuine public discussion on constitutional matters ought not to be confused with or obscured by “cut and paste” exercises on the part of legal draughtsmen or the combing and probing of the Constitution’s fine print and grey areas for...

Monday, October 3, 2011

Pronouncements and issues being raised by some are really troubling and dangerous for they have the potential to destabilise and indeed cause serious harm to the future of this country and all of its citizens.

Monday, October 3, 2011

If we really want to solve the crime problem, we will have to seriously examine how we educate our children in T&T. It’s time we take a serious look at what is lacking in our children’s education, beginning with how we teach English language and English literature.

Sunday, October 2, 2011

I have been invited to attend another workshop on Anti-Corruption Measures in Marrakesh, Morocco, in October 2011. It is an opportunity that I have embraced although the time taken to actually arrive in this country is long and exhausting.

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Like any year, in 2011, some of my friends moved up ‘North’ to help ensure what they perceive to be ‘better’ educational opportunities for their children.

Sunday, October 2, 2011

The Syrian/Lebanese community here is tiny yet has a disproportionately huge impact on this country, employing thousands, engaging in every area of public life, despite the fact that many of the early immigrants here arrived with nothing except the shirt on their backs.

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