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Sunday, November 6, 2011

My name is Captin Doubles and I am a suburban doubles man. My real name is Shivananad Ramgagasar but everybody calls me “Captain”. And my best customers call me “Cap”. I’m originally from Sangre Grande. I don’t want to say we were “dirt poor” but we were “real poor”.

Friday, November 4, 2011

 My e-mail inbox nearly exploded last Friday, when overzealous feminists (many not even living in Trinidad) wrote me rudely demanding I protest the primetime airing on TV6 of a video of a 13-year-old child being raped; and I really don’t see what they’re upset about. First, the...

Friday, November 4, 2011

It is Sigmund Freud, the famed Austrian neurologist and founder of the discipline of psychoanalysis, who observed: “It is impossible to overlook the extent to which civilisation is built upon a renunciation of instinct.” Over the centuries, human beings have been on the path of...

Saturday, November 5, 2011

This is the second and final part of the presentation which was delivered at the awards ceremony at the Faculty of Science and  Agriculture.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Lakshmi Girls’ Hindu College (LGHC) is the pride and joy of the Education Board of Management of the Sanatan Dharma Maha Sabha. This school is a same-sex, female, Hindu secondary school located in St Augustine.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

In the writing business, you get used to often-brutal rejection. You comfort yourself that for creative writing, opinions are wildly subjective. Everyone knows about the book rejected by 50 publishers going on to win every award known.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

As a political leader, an instigating and mobilising force for the party he once led, as a potential prime minister, as leader of the Opposition, Patrick Manning is a spent force.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

 Some people have entered the racism derby like a galloping horse, outrageously anxious to pursue a negative agenda regardless of the consequences. Sad to say, some politicians, journalists, religious leaders, businessmen, lawyers throw caution to the wind and make statements...

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Serendipity! Within days of finishing last week’s article on fast foods, three headlines attracted my attention. The first should be of interest to any red-blooded Trini, male or female, especially in these curfew days.

Monday, October 31, 2011

Nature has her own rhythm: periods of calm followed by phases of upheavals. Man is no different, periods of peace and prosperity lead those characterised by destruction and carnage. The last half a century or so has witnessed unprecedented growth and economic development.