Thursday, January 4, 2018

Bashed again*

Jan. 3, 2018, 10:36 PM AST Comments

WOEFUL WEST INDIES ended their ill-fated tour of New Zealand in the same wretched manner in which it started, plummeting to a heavy 119-run defeat in the final Twenty20 International yesterday. Colin Munro’s record-breaking third career T20I hundred of 104 was the catalyst behind the hostsR

Fresh start*

Jan. 3, 2018, 10:32 PM AST Comments

AS UNPREDICTABLE as recent weather, the Trinidad and Tobago Red Force will be aiming for days of consistent cricket as they try to reclaim second spot when the Regional Four-Day Championship resumes today.


Ward: U-20 training timed for top form*

Jan. 3, 2018, 10:28 PM AST Comments

Trinidad and Tobago midfielder Renae Ward and her teammates are being pushed to go beyond their usual limits as their CONCACAF Under-20 Women’s Championship opener with Haiti draws closer. T&T will clash with the Haitians on the tournament’s opening day, January 18, at the Ato Boldon Sta


Scholar and sportsman*

Jan. 3, 2018, 10:23 PM AST Comments

TWENTY-TWO-YEAR-OLD Trini­dad and Tobago national squash player Mandela Patrick has a habit of setting big goals and achieving them. That habit, coupled with the influence of his dad, Raymond—both a former national squash player and involved in information technology —led Mandela down a

Hunting the lionfish*

Jan. 3, 2018, 10:14 PM AST Comments

Tobago scuba divers hunting the lionfish have found that the reefs farthest out from shore such as Divers Dream and others now have a vast number of this invasive species present. These reefs are also less frequented by the fraternity.


High alert on violence against women

Jan. 3, 2018, 10:9 PM AST Comments

It is time to admit to the national failure in the battle against violence against women. As legislators, enforcers, advocates and citizens, we need to stop deluding ourselves and accept that we are on the losing side of the battle against this scourge that threatens the lives of so many women. Unle


A newspaper centenary*

Jan. 3, 2018, 10:6 PM AST Comments

Anniversaries of important institutions or historical episodes are always useful because they are usually marked by articles, events, and sometimes book publications about them. Last year was especially significant in the history of T&T’s newspaper press.


Flaws in the Constitution Amendment Bill*

Jan. 3, 2018, 10:4 PM AST Comments

Mi bredren Vanus James, my distinguished Professor of Economics, has his own considerable views on the proposed Constitution (Amendment) (Tobago Self-Government) Bill, which I shall report in this and subsequent columns.

How to shut down crime factories*

Jan. 3, 2018, 10:2 PM AST Comments

Our Minister of National Security wants citizens to help with his New Year’s wish, which is to “shut down or perhaps eliminate the factory that continues to produce the criminal minds that plague our society.”


Cops must go beyond tough talk*

Jan. 3, 2018, 9:59 PM AST Comments

I recommend that Police Commissioner Stephen Williams stop the weekly police news briefings and remove their television programme and find something better for the officers involved to do.


What Windies needs to do*

Jan. 3, 2018, 9:58 PM AST Comments

Again, another embarrassing series for West Indies cricket—this time in New Zealand, where we were badly beaten in every format. I now have to ask: what is the relevance of our existing domestic first-class competition?


Shouldn’t it be ‘Camla Mudda...’?*

Jan. 3, 2018, 9:56 PM AST Comments

People are criticising Nermal “Massive” Gosein’s “Rowlee’s Mudda Count” for all the wrong reasons. Calypso and chutney have had a long history of double-meaning, which we all wine down to, until it hits at someone we hold dear or holders of high office—in th


It’s not about race, it’s about poverty*

Jan. 3, 2018, 9:55 PM AST Comments

In 2005, Dr McGlone of the Univer­sity of Texas coined the word “contex­tomy”, akin to “lobotomy”, the surgical removal of the frontal lobe of the brain, to mean “quoting out of context”, the manipulative editing that distorts the intent of the source material.