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A recent check of oil prices suggests that it has fallen from round about 63 dollars a barrel last week to 59 dollars right about now…and one cent, can’t forget the one cent. “Unconstrained supply and weaker demand” have led credit ratings agency Standard and Poor’s to lower its oil price prognostications for 2015 and 2016 to between 70 and 75 dollars...

Saturday, December 20, 2014

In case, you’ve run out of gift ideas, and want them to know your thoughts will really count by September 2015, make a list, check it twice and you’re sure to find out who’s naughty or nice. How about:

Friday, December 19, 2014

Cash in any form is the lifeblood of a business; without it there is essentially no commerce.

Friday, December 19, 2014

In a place where the prime minister before the current one believed in the literal truth of the Adam and Eve creation myth, and the current prime minister believes she can work miracles with Christmas hampers, it’s no surprise to find many public figures believe in Santa Claus. 

Thursday, December 18, 2014

One day I woke up and realised that I was twice as old as the university students I teach, cast as too serious about school work, was obedient to an institutionalised hierarchy and long past any connection to rebellious irreverence. I thought about this when a student came to tell me her essay wa

Thursday, December 18, 2014

A delegation from the Sanatan Dharma Maha Sabha attended a Hindu Organisational conference in New Delhi from November 21-23. President of the Pundits’ Parishad Bhadase Seetahal Maharaj presented a paper on Hindu schools in T&T. This is part five in the series.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Corruption, in all its variegated forms, and entrenched deep in the society and culture, not crime, the latter being a fallout effect of the former, is the most pernicious problem facing T&T in the 21st century. This evil infests itself on the poor and systematically destroys the soul of a na

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

After having a chuckle at Daniel Chokolingo’s full-page ad in last Friday’s Guardian (“Ramcharitar’s Hoax”), I thought about it, and a few good reasons to write some more about the issue occurred.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

A Guyanese woman I know at UWI has been complaining bitterly about the deportation of her countrymen from T&T.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Some years ago in Australia, we would use the public bus system to travel from our house to Manly Harbour to catch the ferry to Sydney. We got to know the drivers fairly well. They knew we were from T&T and Venezuela. We were always greeted with a smile and a “Right on, mate!”  

Monday, December 15, 2014

I now feel like a bird without a nest. Like a tree without a mountain. Like Road Runner without Wily E Coyote. 

The bluebird of happiness that once chirped on my windowsill has been replaced by the corbeau of choleric.

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