Friday, January 30, 2015


Something to cheer about

THE cricket may not have been of the highest standard—which, unfortunately, is the oft-used description of the game in the West Indies—but the Trinidad and Tobago team raised Read More »

Writing off the run-off

Stranded on the middle of a bridge, wobbling ominously over troubled waters, the UNC-led administration has barely managed to drag itself out of the year 2014 limping, fragmented, fractured and forlorn, into a no-man’s land to face its devastating date with destiny. Read More »

Man-in or out of San Fernando East?

“In light of the improvement in my health and my continued dedication to the PNM and the people of our beloved constituency, I wish to advise that I will make myself available for nomination for the People’s National Movement in the constituency of San Fernando East.” Read More »

Not for the squeamish

There is one thing that elicits the most intense reaction in a man and causes him to flinch as if from grave physical injury but worse since its effect is psychological and may be due to memories and fears deep in the psyche, genetic or racial history and buried very deeply in the sub-conscious. I read a story in the Daily Mail and it was almost like an extremely painful physical blow and yet it hit me much more deeply. Read More »

When positives grow out of negatives

It has been a scandalous week in Trinidad and Tobago, and this has happily demonstrated the institutional maturing of the nation. Read More »

My apology to Muslims

As a professional writer, I always correct any errors of fact I make in my articles. I realise that no other columnist does this but that is only because, unlike me, they never make mistakes. Read More »

Wild wild West

The country will be brighter, lighter and happier when Attorney General Anand Ramlogan’s title is written in newspaper columns in the lower case—former attorney general Anand Ramlogan. Don’t look back, sir! Read More »

Faith and gender

Did you hear about the agnostic dyslexic insomniac? She lay awake all night wondering if there was a Dog. Read More »

Making a mockery of costly enquiries

The non-appearance of key persons in the Las Alturas Commission of Enquiry has, again, revealed just how ineffectual these CoEs are. This three-person commission has been set up to discover how an apartment complex, built by the Housing Development Corporation in Morvant, could have become uninhabitable within mere months of being completed. Read More »

Our families, our histories

Researching family history (genealogy) has become very popular all over the world. It’s natural that we want to learn about our ancestors and find out where, and from whom, we came. Read More »

Can the Partnership Govt stop the rot?

Imagine the People’s Partnership Government wants to be favourably regarded by the voting public in this election year. Read More »

Rum, chutney and censorship

“We drank wine in remembrance of the Beloved/ We were drunk with it before the wine was created.” Read More »

Tobago self-rule reform needs its own road show

Once again, Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar is being urged to assign higher-priority attention to the quest for self-government, or “autonomy”, the newly preferred label for the goal being pursued by the THA and the Tobago Forum of Political Parties. With earth-shaking political, constitutional and economic matters pressing heavily on the agenda of this election year, the special interest in crafting new working arrangements for the two-island state will struggle to gain and maintain a hearing in Port of Spain. Read More »

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