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On Carnival Friday last year, my sapodilla was on stage singing her calypso competition tune, Mosquito. Zika was an oncoming threat and we wanted to combine musical commentary on a serious issue with humour, to step away from trends where women and girls are the voices of public lament, while men and boys the kings of humour and word play.

Saturday, February 25, 2017

My daughter Jinaki likes to go to the grocery with me, in part because she likes riding on the shopping carts and in part because she likes to chat with random people.

Saturday, February 25, 2017

Wave your hand you’re Fatca fatigued.

Flag, “rag” or CaribLemon works just as well.

Saturday, February 25, 2017

Last week’s column focused on stagnation in the tourism sector and the weak marketing of T&T. The point is buttressed by an interview video you can find on YouTube between a St Lucian journalist and an official of the Tourism Development Company.

Friday, February 24, 2017

Do you believe everything that people tell you? No, it depends on who’s saying it. So, you do some kind of mental vetting first. This is now required more today as another easy way has been found to deceive the population!

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Friday February 24, 2017, is one of the most eagerly anticipated days in the Hindu religious calendar. Hindus throughout the world understand the profound nature of this observance and preparations commence well in advance of the day.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

AG’s pecs stolen: Attorney-General Faris al-Rawi lost his pectoral muscles last Friday night when his house was broken into.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

So aaarrrrgggghhh. The Canboulay obscenity is going to be staged in a couple of days. I was going to do a rehash of all the boring facts about the 1881 Canboulay Riot, but other events—a couple of TV interviews with 3 Canal—have presented a more entertainingly macabre story.

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

The country is facing a serious economic situation for which major decisions need to be taken sooner than later. These are issues related to the exchange rate, ease of doing business, the future of Petrotrin and major policy decisions for the energy sector.

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Driving east on Friday afternoon to El Dorado, the traffic jam extended from the lighthouse, that falling symbol of Port-of-Spain superiority, into the first traffic light near Valsayn. Three and sometimes four lanes of bumper to bumper traffic, jamming, jamming, we jamming!

Monday, February 20, 2017

I promised myself to get through Valentine’s Day whole. I’d call another single friend, and we’d take each other out. I couldn’t think who. But I’d be fine. I’d hold my breath, and my head down, and not feel lonely. My social media feed was kind.

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