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Saturday, February 24, 2018

The celebration of the Hindu festival of Phagwa or Holi is a combination of the arrival of the season of Spring and at the same time a celebration of the victory of good over the evil forces that surround us. It is celebrated the day after the full moon in the month of March.

Saturday, February 24, 2018

Laughs aplenty during a light-hearted start to Parliament yesterday.

Jokes between UNC MP Ramona Ramdial and PNM’s Rohan Sinanan. UNC’s David Lee and PNMites pondering who got “bouffed” during Thursday’s PNM La Horquetta meeting.

Friday, February 23, 2018

Wherever you go in Trinidad and Tobago today, people are openly expressing their dissatisfaction with the overall governance of our country.

Friday, February 23, 2018

My overview of Carnival leads me to state that the quicker we realise what is going on with the all-inclusive fetes, the “bikini and beads” Carnival bands, the Socadrome, the Carnival Friday morning re-enactment of the 1881 Camboulay Riots and the Cut + Clear Productions, the better it shall be...

Thursday, February 22, 2018

It has been reported that our gas shortages and the resulting energy crisis is over. This is not true. LNG, the petrochemical and power generation plants need a production volume of four billion standard cubic feet a day (scf/d) to satisfy all contracts (including the plants currently closed)....

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Growing up in a West Indian home meant being forced to give hugs and kisses to everyone and even as an adult I am made to feel less of a human because I simply do not like having everyone EXPECT to be in my personal space.

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

My brother-in-law, Christopher, can tell you that an empty glass bottle at the side of the road (or in your hand) in Tunapuna on a Carnival Tuesday stays there for approximately 30 seconds—if that long.

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

On the night of Sunday, August 21, 2011, as the population prepared for the week ahead, the calm of their routine was disrupted by the troubling news that a state of emergency had been declared. Was something terrible going on? Or was something terrible about to take place?

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

I am going to borrow the headline from Peter Ray blood’s excellent review of this year’s Carnival last Friday, “Time to Change the Change” not only because I agree with his criticisms but because I am appalled at the low standard of Carnival shows on TV, which he did not touch on.

Monday, February 19, 2018

The young woman, she said, took her entire family in the Jagessars’ 2018 San Fernando Carnival band last Monday. Six of them. Three generations.

Her five-month-old son had been a hit, she said, at Kiddies’ Carnival just the day before, people eager to snap his picture.

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