Friday, September 4, 2015


Our many magician politicians

Sep. 3, 2015, 7:49 PM AST Comments

I am a huge fan of magic. I love watching magicians create illusions and seemingly do impossible things right before the eyes of awestruck audiences. Penn Gillette, one of the legends of magic, famously says when your eyes are being directed to one place, the magic is happening somewhere else. To pa

A mirror of the people

Sep. 3, 2015, 7:49 PM AST Comments

Now with just a few days before the election, people are talking about who they will or will not vote for and why. Often they just repeat what they heard someone else say without using critical thinking. Recently, I heard an argument that has been around since I can remember and it sounds good on th

That political obeah ad a new low

Sep. 3, 2015, 7:48 PM AST Comments

I was appalled and disgusted to see on my television a few evenings ago what purports to be a “paid political advertisement” which portrays Keith Rowley, the PNM leader, as either practising obeah – or turning to it – to destroy his enemies. It also played on Patrick Manning’s health problems to adv

Very deficient judgment

Sep. 3, 2015, 7:47 PM AST Comments

A few days ago I was moved to sing along and to do a little dance to David Rudder’s classic “The Ganges and the Nile”, blasting out from mobile loudspeakers in the valley behind my house when abruptly the music stops and a male voice smoothly announces: “Friends, this is Vasant Bharath, Kamla’s cand

Noble victor, gracious loser

Sep. 2, 2015, 8:56 PM AST Comments

There are two things to wish for in Monday's general election. The first thing, is that the winner should be noble in victory, and the loser should respectfully “accept the will of the people”, and be gracious in defeat.

Much is expected of the winner

Sep. 2, 2015, 8:55 PM AST Comments

As Trinidad and Tobago celebrates its 53rd anniversary of Independence there is an uneasy calm and uncertainty, moreso since the general election is upon us.

Clean up after polls

Sep. 1, 2015, 6:16 PM AST Comments

Here we are again...another election. It's a time where candidates and political parties alike indiscriminately put up their paraphernalia (posters on walls and poles, banners, billboards, even painted streets, etc) in public areas.

Dr Who? I need to know

Sep. 1, 2015, 6:15 PM AST Comments

Now that we are in the season of awards, during which many questions are sure to be asked, I have a question which has troubled me for a very long time.

T&T needs a spiritual regeneration

Aug. 31, 2015, 6:46 PM AST Comments

Whilst economic, political, social and infrastructural development are of transcendental relevance to the growth and prosperity of any nation, the importance of spiritual regeneration remains a major prerequisite for complete, total and meaningful Independence.