Thursday, February 22, 2018

‘Mark My Word’: a new column by Raoul Pantin


Experienced writer: Raoul Pantin

Mark Fraser

Former Express editor Raoul Pantin joins the Express team of provocative, hard-hitting columnists from today with a column aptly called “Mark My Word”.

The column will appear on Wednesdays every fortnight on page 13.

Pantin began his career at NBS Radio 610 in 1962 and joined the Trinidad Daily Mirror a year later. He went on to work as a political and business reporter for the Trinidad Guardian and the Trinidad Express, of which he is a former editor. 

To date, Pantin has written three books— Black Power Day, an account of the 1970 Black Power upheaval in Trinidad and Tobago; Days of Wrath; an eye-witness account of his being held hostage at Trinidad and Tobago Television (TTT) for six days during the 1990 attempted coup, and The Trinidad Express Story, an account of the founding and establishment of the Trinidad Express.

 Pantin is also the author of the screenplay, BIM, and has written six plays, including Hatuey, an Amerindian tale, which have been staged at various venues throughout Trinidad and Tobago. 

In addition, he is the author of Journey, a volume of poetry. His column will focus on a wide range of current affairs issues, bringing a special eye to bear on issues of the day.

Now turn to Page 13, you too may have been caught in the scam!