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The song reached number two on the UK Charts and number one in the US. Although the song has lost popularity, its message remains relevant up to today. I recently recalled this song having regard to the unfolding of certain events.

On the international stage countries fight wars ultimately for world dominance. At a national level, politicians and...

Saturday, April 29, 2017

“Daddy, it is okay to not be smart?” my daughter Jinaki asked me this week. We were on the bed, me reading and she watching a doll video on You Tube.

Saturday, April 29, 2017

The lone protester in a yellow jersey who’d stood outside the Twin Tower’s Finance Building on Wednesday hoisting an “Axe the Tax” placard wasn’t seen outside the Parliament for long yesterday.

Saturday, April 29, 2017

I recently decided to take a break from buying newspapers. A startling admission from a newspaper columnist, to be sure. Leafing through a constant barrage of grim, depressing news invariably sours the milk in my snap, crackle and pop.

Friday, April 28, 2017

Are you personally responsible for climate change?

The brutish and short answer is “yes.”

Friday, April 28, 2017

As it stands, it’s proposed that relevant assessment officers will visit citizens’ residences and private businesses to verify the information they submitted on their forms in order to calculate the annual rental value of their property.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

I deeply admire the spirit of the people of Guyana, a nation that has led the Caribbean on many social policy and protection issues, including ones related to sexuality.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

It is possible, for instance, to travel kilometre-upon-kilometre from town-to-town along almost any major roadway on the island and lose count of the number of signs advertising the sale of goods and services of numerous varieties.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Last week, the Joint Trade Union Movement and the Movement for Social Justice expressed support for Venezuelan president Nicolás Maduro. This week, the MSJ and the JTUM will continue to give economic and political advice to the people of Trinidad and Tobago.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

It must be decades since I saw a Gary Larson Far Side cartoon which depicted “tribal”-looking people (bones through noses and so forth) scrambling to hide electrical appliances, while through the window of their hut two lumbering figures in safari gear approach.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

The Ministry of Finance has signalled the re-introduction of Property Tax. Most of the population already know it’s the law, they know it’s not new and they know it obtains in other countries.

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