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I’ve been travelling in Europe and Morocco for the last month. The energy conversation here is different from T&T. On this side of the Atlantic leaders talk about when economies will be carbon-free. Some technology gurus predict that within a decade solar and wind power will be so cheap that demand for oil and gas will drop, locking the price of oil...

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Last week, temporary Senator Maulana Waffie Mohammed, who was appointed by the Opposition United National Congress to defend the Muslim Marriage Act, was widely criticised for asserting that climate determines the age of puberty.

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

…glazed with rainwater/beside the white chickens—mull on that a while, then read on. More immediately, one of the things that made Keith Rowley’s election victory possible was a remarkable phenomenon he stumbled on during the last month or so of the campaign.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

We are a few days away from the end of the Presidency of the 44th President of the United States, Barack Obama. In his eight years in the job, President Obama softened the image of America overseas and elevated the Office of President of the United States with his brand of statesmanship.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

From the very beginning, two things about the internet bothered me: information and “friends.”

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Local ‘foodie’ fans went into a feeding frenzy last week (pun intended) at the news that Anthony Bourdain, the world-renowned chef, author, and television personality, was in Trinidad.

Sunday, January 15, 2017

“Taxpayers will bear the brunt” is one of those stock phrases in journalism which is both meaningless and misleading.

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Having taken the decision to purchase, at a very high and ongoing price, a temporary peace settlement, the challenge is for Prime Minister Keith Rowley in tandem with the management of Petrotrin and the Oilfields Workers’ Trade Union to convert the temporary reprieve into a foundation for the...

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Last Monday the OWTU strike at Petrotrin was called off at 4 pm, the workers having walked off the job at around 10 am that same day.

Saturday, January 14, 2017

From the time she learned to say phrases, I have always insisted that my daughter Jinaki give me a reason when she says she wants something. And I have always given her a reason when I want her to do something.

Saturday, January 14, 2017

It’s a job which rolls around once a month. Therefore Opposition UNC MP Rodney Charles set about his task with gusto at yesterday’s Parliament session, intent on making the most of the limited opportunity.

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