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Over the last three decades, the rise of bikini mas has been considered a sign of Carnival’s loss of politics. In this view, gone was the costuming skill and performance that defined mas itself, to be replaced by wining skill and body display, with the heyday of top male bandleaders replaced by bottom and “Carnival is woman.”

Monday, January 10, 2011

 It is a tradition, at the beginning of every new year, to resolve to do something worthwhile—like eating less or to stop flying off the handle at the slightest provocation—for the sake of self-growth. It has never been fully resolved, however, as to why folks think that making a decision on the...

Monday, January 10, 2011

One major story caught my attention last week, and although it made headline news on yahoo.com, I’m not hearing anyone discuss that story in Trinidad and Tobago, so I suspect it slipped under the radar here.

Monday, January 10, 2011

‘When asked during an interview to make his own epitaph, President Ellis Clarke responded with—“Upon him was greatness thrust, he bore it well."’
Sunday Guardian March 15, 1987

Monday, January 10, 2011

Last week, I deliberately avoided touching the issue of the Greens who were the victim of crime in Tobago. Rather I preferred to study the details as they came to light.

Sunday, January 9, 2011

A number of key areas have been identified by the Government for urgent action. These include crime, drainage, and challenges with respect to housing, water, health, education and roads among others. 

Monday, January 10, 2011

 A couple of months ago, I went to Florida to attend the wedding of one of my friends from University. I was really glad that he decided to have the small ceremony ‘down south’ because there was no way I would have made it to Seattle in Washington, where he now lives.

Monday, January 10, 2011

 There have been many calls for the Government to wake up and realise that the honeymoon period is over and the message is coming across loud and clear, but what seems to be their greatest challenge is dealing with the several pyromaniacs and arsonists in their midst, because it seems that most...

Monday, January 10, 2011

 The all-encompassing goals of ensuring peace, order and good governance, as promised by the People’s Partnership (PP) is proving to be a complex, challenging and somewhat elusive task for the Kamla Persad-Bissessar led-government to deliver the goods promised to the public. 

Sunday, January 9, 2011

 The passing of Sir Ellis Clarke last week has left a huge void in our society. A man of great finesse and tremendous insight into public affairs, he strode like a colossus across the pages of our constitutional and political history.

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Dear Aunty Kamla, Believe it or not, I’ve recently developed a fondness for nail polish. This is a bizarre new world for me, since I haven’t been interested in nail polish since the nineties. It was one of the things I gave up in my more idealistic radical teenage vegan days.

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