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Maracas Beach is Trinidad’s finest, or so says the masses. Beach connoisseurs know that the old lady is really mutton dressed like lamb. She once had virgin beauty. She was what you’d imagine if you think of a Caribbean beach on some other island. The kind you see on postcards. Sand, coconut trees, and that’s about it. Beauty in simplicity, like a...

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Ryan Hadeed

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Dear Minsh,

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Kevin Ramnarine

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Today, Carnival Tuesday, is a good day to write about this little mosquito because nobody really cares about mosquitos except some strange characters at UWI who prefer going about trapping them instead of watching cricket at the Oval, and nobody is going to read this article because most people...

Sunday, February 7, 2016

While we celebrate Carnival, Jamaicans are gearing up for a February 25 election.

The Almighty, in his Jamaican incarnation, apparently has no problem with a Lenten campaign. Indeed, Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller says she was “touched” by her “Master” to name that date.

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Kevin Baldeosingh

​Many years ago, a reader wrote to ask whether I thought the trivium should be made part of the school curriculum in T&T.

Sunday, February 7, 2016

It was only this past decade, in a moment of sheer joy, driving listening to a now defunct calypso station, I discovered Sparrow’s calypso Lulu, recorded around 1959. Its message resonates so powerfully, I chose a couplet from it as the epigraph for my first book.

Sunday, February 7, 2016

“… Free up” Dillon “to deal with the programme of operational response and preparing the units to respond in every place in Tobago and Trinidad.”

Sunday, February 7, 2016

On January 24, the PNM turned 60 years old. Quite surprisingly, there was an absence of fanfare to mark the occasion.

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Yesterday’s overcast skies in the capital weren’t exactly Carnival weather. But then Carnival 2016 season has been unusual. Next week’s street party will tell if it was a visitor-dominated fete and if locals opted out as has occurred over the season.

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