Sunday, April 26, 2015


Remove Cuban embargo now retained for spite

The historic April 11 meeting between US President Obama and Cuban President Raul Castro in Panama highlighted progress toward normalisation of relations disrupted for more than half a century. Read More »

The Imperative of the Mellowing Process

In the minds of most readers Owen Baptiste is firmly associated with this newspaper, the Trinidad Express. Read More »

The Rising and Declining Gentry

Much of the discourse which one hears on the campaign trail has focused on race and class. Read More »

World of Work as theatre of all fall down

It was the week when, at least in the T&T world of work, something like apocalypse advertised its arrival. Read More »

The Other Republic

In that Other Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, hurt, frustration and anger are as inspiring as they are indicting. Read More »

Causeway a lost cause

Trust Trinidadians, or more accurately Trini-politicians, to engage in verbal battle over almost every issue—from the distribution of pampers to mothers of newborn babies to building a multi-billion-dollar causeway from Port of Spain to Chaguaramas. Read More »

A bill worth supporting

THE Motor Vehicles and Road Traffic Bill is filled with good intentions but, as with most legislation, it will only be of maximum benefit if it is properly enforced. Read More »

The future is services

When in the early 1990s it became apparent that Europe’s preferential regimes for Caribbean bananas and sugar were coming to an end, an impassioned debate began about a transition to other forms of economic activity. Read More »

Labour and politics

Last Monday, the People’s Partnership celebrated the fifth anniversary of the Fyzabad Accord which served as the precursor to the establishment of the governing Partnership coalition. Read More »

Brian Lara—a blade apart

The Nation newspaper published this article on March 30, 1993 and my column has appeared in that paper, the Trinidad Express, the Jamaica Gleaner and the Kaieteur News since then. Read More »

On the road to Chaguaramas

The origin or ownership of the idea of building a causeway from Port of Spain to Chaguaramas counts for less than meeting present and future needs for that piece of infrastructure. Read More »

Nurses a grievance

If teenage mothers are abusing and attacking nurses in the public hospitals, the solution is simple: stop letting pregnant teenagers into the hospitals. Read More »

A semblance of truth

Something peculiar happens to people when they become political-party supporters. It is most noticeable during election campaigns but also during the years that their party is in office. Read More »

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