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In the past week I remembered a scene from the popular Christmas comedy, Home Alone. In the first movie, which was undoubtedly the best of the series thus far, everyone was busy packing their stuff as they were about to travel on a Christmas trip. Little Kevin (the main star) is questioned by his sister as to why he was worried, after all, their mommy...

Monday, October 23, 2017

I won’t belabour the blatant objectification of women in the Prime Minister’s block-talk guffaw that “a golf course is like a woman, you have to groom her everyday otherwise it turns into a pasture”.

Monday, October 23, 2017

The International Day for Disaster Reduction was started in 1989, after a call by the United Nations General Assembly for a day to promote a global culture of risk-awareness and disaster reduction.

Monday, October 23, 2017

May Martin Joseph rest in peace. Patrick Manning’s seven-year national security minister haunted me watching the budget debated. Able within an election cycle to do little that eased citizens’ daily insecurity and losses to violence, his core job ought to have been to tell stories.

Sunday, October 22, 2017

Dear You.

Sunday, October 22, 2017

As the protests against some of the measures announced in the 2017-2018 Budget reached to the doorstep of the Minister of Finance on the Divali holiday last week, one could not help but wonder about the personal challenges of serving in public office.

Sunday, October 22, 2017

How do people and national development suffer from parties paying back debts to political investors in their campaigns is today’s follow-on from last week’s column which showed how governments pay back investors in their electoral campaigns.

Sunday, October 22, 2017

Why do governments never speak about their responsibilities and duties to the people?

Sunday, October 22, 2017

Poverty is epistemic—it is a deprivation of capability. When an individual gets a disproportionate amount of service, or an inequality and unfairness arises when services are distributed, then distributive justice is absent.

Saturday, October 21, 2017

If their Parliamentary colleagues missed them from yesterday’s Standing Finance Committee meeting, Opposition leader Kamla Persad-Bissessar (and UNC’s Roodal Moonilal) were on other duty calls: awash in flood waters with constituents.

Friday, October 20, 2017

The current government is taxing us for the misdemeanours of previous governments, including the last two, which committed massive waste, blunder, arrant slackness.

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