Saturday, February 17, 2018


Confused over plots and sources*

Feb. 13, 2018, 10:42 PM AST Comments

So the authorities have told us they have foiled a plot to destabilise the Carnival. They won’t say what exactly was the nature of the plot, and what it was meant to deliver. Was it a potential terror attack, or was it simply a planned action of the ordinary criminal kind, they won’t sa

Quantifying the collapse a good place to start*

Feb. 13, 2018, 10:41 PM AST Comments

I would never find enough words to commend the editor of the Express for a very insightful and perceptive statement of the way forward for Tobago in light of what it terms the collapse of Tobago. The editorial, headlined “Quantifying the collapse” on February 4, points the country to a c

Point Fortin and the ‘PH’ challenge

Feb. 12, 2018, 5:42 PM AST Comments

Express Editorial - THE Borough of Point Fortin was previously a town which set standards, and led the way on a number of fronts during the course of the development of our country.

Fixing the family*

Feb. 12, 2018, 5:38 PM AST Comments

By Ronald Thwaites—Will we listen to Doreen Dyer? We were outraged to watch her beating her girl child with the machete.

Let there be mas

Feb. 11, 2018, 10:30 PM AST Comments

IT took all of three days, but the authorities finally got it right yesterday when the top brass of the Police Service, the Defence Force and the Minster of National Security finally held a joint news conference to update the public on the alleged conspiracy of violence and to assure that security s

In the midst of it*

Feb. 11, 2018, 10:25 PM AST Comments

I keep making a distinction between the mas player and the masquerader. Some say I am wrong, but I still argue that the mas player is the real thing. Mas players are people like myself who, from the captain’s first knock on the pan,

Inspiration from Blaxx*

Feb. 11, 2018, 10:23 PM AST Comments

Manhandle them Dismantle them... This is my favourite song for the Carnival season. These lyrics are powerful. Credit must be given to songwriters James Morgan, Blaxx (Dexter Stewart), Vallis Weekes, Scott Galt and Michael Hulsmeier who penned lyrics to inspire and stir positive vibes.

Year for love

Feb. 10, 2018, 7:26 PM AST Comments

Express Editorial - JUST as the nation’s spirit was bending under the weight of criminal and economic stress and distress, Carnival has come with its magical antidote to lift our spirits and fortify us for the year ahead.

Regaining the greatest show*

Feb. 10, 2018, 7:25 PM AST Comments

By Martin Daly—AS is the norm in our Republic, when something outrageous happens it is condemned only by whispers in cliques and in the chambers and domes of elites, except for a few brave souls who speak out.

Turning point?*

Feb. 10, 2018, 6:56 PM AST Comments

By Ralph Maraj—FOR the last two decades and more, whenever a new year started and carnival loomed, a feeling of utter absurdity filled the air.