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Rowley’s track record over the past four plus years has been an interesting one. He successfully implemented strategies aimed at causing brouhaha. Probably the first was for the PNM to dig up potential “dirt” on government ministers and find creative ways of introducing “lies, half truths and innuendoes” in the parliamentary debates when ministers were...

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar had a backhand for Opposition leader Keith Rowley during yesterday’s Parliament question time when he asked about former high commissioners returning to T&T “to campaign.”

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Following on my column about the need for televised leadership debates in the run-up to the 2015 general election, I’ve been further inundated with coverage of goings-on in the electoral landscapes of the UK and the US. Developments in America, in particular, are quite instructive. 

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Between the Cabinet-sanctioned wild rape gossip in Parliament and the chairs for state utility company chairpersons that cost more than many people’s cars, the letters pages of the dailies have been overflowing.

Friday, April 17, 2015

I am quite sure that you often wonder if T&T and other Caribbean countries have a witness protection programme like the ones often shown on television. Many people feel there aren’t any. The truth is we will never know fully as such matters ought to be highly secretive for obvious reasons.

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Last Thursday, my Men and Masculinities in the Caribbean students were out on campus learning through engagement with pro-feminist men’s movement-building.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

It would be absurdly optimistic to hope that Steppa, the Jamaican who put the big question to Barack Obama last week, has pointed a way that could lead Trinidad to even the slow drift to sanity Jamaica’s taken with its marijuana decriminalisation.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

“What kind ah mas band yuh playing in for de election this year Bobboy? Yuh going back to tribal mas like when George Bailey restore pride in people with Back to Africa showing that they had king and queen on the continent? 

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

It was through Anson Gonzalez that I met the publisher of my newest book Swallowing the Sky. Anson had co-edited the collection 100 Poems From Trinidad and & Tobago—not the 100 best, necessarily, but poems of a broad range of that represented this country’s poetic output. 

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Growing up in Corbeau Town in the 40s and 50s, I slept with my two younger sisters in a large bed in a corner of my mother’s room at 1 Scott Bushe Street until I was eight and my younger brother arrived. 

Monday, April 13, 2015

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