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I read banned books so it’s no surprise that I support the American Library Association’s (ALA) Banned Book Week every September. Over the years, many great books have been challenged and even censored. The ALA, which stands up for freedom of speech, highlights important literature that has stood the test of time in spite of censorship. 

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Monday, September 22, 2014
​“You have weak mandibles,” the dentist told me, sorrowfully. “Good teeth, though.”
Monday, September 22, 2014
In my continuing discussions with some primary school children from Lambeau Anglican Primary, Mrs Romeo, the school’s principal, brings a little girl to me so that I can ask her what she thinks of the school’s motto—“The Best Always.”
Monday, September 22, 2014
​Angelo Villagomez, manager at the Pew Charitable Trusts’ Global Shark Conservation campaign, lifts the juvenile scalloped hammerhead.
Monday, September 22, 2014
​Many in the labour movement fear that automation and robotics will replace human workers. And there will be some of that.
Sunday, September 21, 2014
​I was in the gym wondering why, as in the myth of Sisyphus, human beings spend so much time pushing a heavy ball up the hill, working out, pumping iron only to watch that ball rolling down, muscles dwindling, fat returning with a bout of the flu or...
Sunday, September 21, 2014
A properly functioning, efficient, well-maintained, professional, highly-skilled and independent judiciary is indispensible to the economic, social and cultural life of the people of T&T.
Sunday, September 21, 2014
There are two competing narratives over how best to treat with the issue of crime and the largely urban youth who comprise the majority of the young men inhabiting the nation’s jails.
Sunday, September 21, 2014
​Whatever the outcome of the referendum on Scottish Independence (and it’s already here for you, but not for me from where and when I’m sitting) I have to confess to a soft spot for the land of haggis, whisky, men in skirts, who are bold or barmy...
Sunday, September 21, 2014
​Micah Fink’s 2013 documentary on Jamaican homophobia, shown at the T...
Sunday, September 21, 2014
​In an article of 2013, I had said that strategies by the Police Service to reduce crime are delivering positive results.

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