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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...

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Having driven or been driven (not the same but similar enough when one is driven by taxi) in most of the continents, it is my considered opinion that Trinidadians are the worst drivers anywhere, the citizens of Port-of- Spain the worst Trini drivers, and the Diego Martin drivers...

Monday, January 10, 2011

Sandwiched between the Yuletide festivities of 2010 and the Carnival convivialities of 2011 is a state-sponsored commission of enquiry into what I once dubbed “The night of the jackals,” that seemed never to find the dawn, or, if you prefer, “A karate chop to the nation’s solar...

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. 

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