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Turning and turning in the widening gyre/ The falcon cannot hear the falconer/ Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold/ Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world—WB Yeats, The Second Coming
 
Even by Trinidad’s day-to-day norms (which would amount to certifiable insanity anywhere else in the world), even in this very “special” place, where men...

Friday, March 27, 2015

Richard Smith
Msc, Lecturer, CISPS

Recently, many families have lost their homes to fires. This article informs about must-know characteristics of fires, and importantly, what to do before and during home fires. 

Thursday, March 26, 2015

It’s the stories that I love. Stories told by women who spent decades pressing for social change, and stories of solidarity by men sometimes almost twice my age.

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Planning Minister Dr Bhoe Tewarie demanded and received the resignation of Jaishima Leladharsingh, a former director of the Chaguaramas Development Authority (CDA). His removal was as a result of a racial rant on the social media Web site, Facebook.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Following Jaishima Leladharsingh’s dismissal for his Facebook rizzle is an opportunity to discuss Indians in Creole society, which has been handled with customary caprine delicacy by media and academe. (Creole society means “town,” north-of-the-Caroni people and institutions.)

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

In light of the recent “total policing” philosophy, strategy and actions announced by Insp Alexander of the Police Social and Welfare Association Monday, when there were major traffic disruptions due to police activities throughout T&T, the Anti-Terrorism Act (No 26 of 2005) should be looked

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

The political parties, aided and abetted by the business community, legitimate and that segment which operates behind a web of intrigue, illegitimacy and violence, have conspired to delude the national electorate into believing there was an intention to have legislation in place to govern the fin

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

It has become the norm to get what we want by burning tyres in the road. Monday’s “total policing” was the police’s equivalent of burning tyres—encouraged by the Government because it is the only time they listen.  

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

• Continued from last week

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

On the Gastro Ward at Port-of-Spain General Hospital, the infamous Ward 54 as it used to be known in its heyday, where, for years, more than 100 children annually died from Gastro, one often encountered babies in such poor nutritional state that it was impossible to stop their diarrhoea.

Monday, March 23, 2015

No, no, no! This idea is not gobar! Think about it for a second. Is it not true that gobar provides benefits to society? It is an excellent fertiliser and a renewable fuel among other things. Ok, ok.

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