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A pebble sealed away in a sterile, static, vacuum chamber for 59 years would look, weigh and feel the same as it was on the day it was placed in storage. On the other hand, if the pebble was under dramatically-altered paradigms, it would be whittled down considerably, or even turned into dust, probably inside the first 59 minutes. 

Time alone does...

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

I wonder, would I ever get to the point where people embrace me with the wholeheartedness I deserve? And that wonderment isn’t primarily about me but one that waits for a day when the world experiences the apocalypse of stigma and discrimination. 

Monday, February 23, 2015

Time is running out for both People’s Partnership government (PP) and People’s National Movement opposition (PNM) to get their supporters back to reading from a political book which must include the same page and party line.

Monday, February 23, 2015

“Carnival is our culture.” We hear it every year, every Carnival season. But is Carnival “our” culture? Is it yours? Is it mine?

Monday, February 23, 2015

Sometime in the mid-1980s (I believe it was 1983,) then Prime Minister George Michael Chambers is reputed to have implored the nation: “Carnival fete over, time to get back to work.” One may enquire as to the relevance of this today.

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Inspector Michael Seales, secretary of the Police Second Division Association, referring to the incident where a policeman was seen wining on a patron at a fete said in a newspaper article on Friday, “We would want to applaud him and not reprimand him, as he was fulfilling his marital responsibil

Saturday, February 21, 2015

The matter involving David West, Director of the Police Complaints Authority, former Minister of National Security, Gary Griffith and Former Attorney General, Anand Ramlogan has been debated in the media over the last few weeks. 

Saturday, February 21, 2015

I was issued a traffic ticket for making a right-hand turn from Gatacre Street on to Tragarete Road on Tuesday, February 3 at 12.37 pm. The particulars of the offence, as indicated by the Acting Corporal who issued the ticket, was that I “breached traffic sign, to wit, left turn sign contrary to

Friday, February 20, 2015

Part TWO

In part one of this article, we looked at what causes the phenomenon commonly called “sea blast” and how it can be reduced by the use of trees plus the use of fencing material that withstands sea spray.

Fencing at the sea side

Friday, February 20, 2015

The bottom line is that most people do not really care who missed school or work. Keeping the children home for a ‘rest day’ after the Carnival is now an acceptable idea. 

Friday, February 20, 2015

Dear Editor:

This last week, throughout US traditional and social media, US Vice President Joe Biden was being vilified for once again being caught in an inappropriate photo. 

Friday, February 20, 2015

Carnival 2015 - what was good about it? Well the sun was out and all the winers were well oiled…..and that’s about it.

St Ann’s Roundabout & QPS North traffic

Friday, February 20, 2015

I just want to play mehself, leave me let me play a mas......” These are the words of Machel “Monk Monte” Montano T&T’s Reigning Soca Monarch and Road March King. This is the general feeling of masqueraders on the road in our Carnival Nation.

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Over the past decades our “culture” has become more focused on Carnival instead of Lent.

Thursday, February 19, 2015

What is this new issue of paying extra for Monday wear?

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Remember the days when families headed for the Queen’s Park Savannah for the two days of Carnival? Carnival crowds turned out for both Monday and Tuesday mas. The important thing was that everybody felt welcome up at the Savannah.

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