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In an expressive culture like ours, so firmly rooted in piercing oral irony and spontaneous joking—one that produces incredible, unpolished sensations like Rankin Kia Boss—it’s a shame our stage comedy hasn’t grown away from its old-school West Indian roots in physical comedy, where you can see the punchline coming at you from two miles away. T&T...

Friday, May 19, 2017

It’s downright criminal! Driving or travelling along the roadways one sees the numerous signs, posters and displays that are placed on public walkovers, overpasses, street light posts, etc.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Have you ever been a respondent in a social research project and thought the researchers had already come to a conclusion about its eventual outcome, but were purely seeking some kind of public validation?

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Pandit Deokienanan Sharma, President NCIC, best demonstrates the unbroken links between India and Trinidad. Indentureship and the abolition of indentureship did not impact on many families and their relationships despite the passage of time.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

The Case of the Missing Peoples.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

I’ve been the general communications dogsbody for the Anthony N Sabga Caribbean Awards for Excellence for some years now, and if I hadn’t seen it for myself, I might not have believed it.

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

In 1977, Margaret Thatcher (not yet PM of Britain), speaking at the University of Zurich called for a “revolt against excessive taxation”. Excessive taxation had stagnated Britain in the 1970s.

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Write about the first days, she said.

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Poetry filled up NAPA last month-end. Fuller than the grandstand for Dimanche Gras. Grandmothers. A tassa section. A screaming posse from Tobago. $200-a-ticket poetry.

Sunday, May 14, 2017

The “first hundred days in office” goes back to President Franklin D Roosevelt’s attempts to pull the United States out of the Great Depression.

Sunday, May 14, 2017

With the recent Privy Council decision in favour of Reginald Dumas and his challenge to the appointments made by the President to the Police Service Commission after parliamentary ratification, the spotlight has now turned to whether or not the Judicial and Legal Service Commission (JLSC) is...

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