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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...

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Ethnic slurs are most effective when directed at small, marginalised groups partly because you are most likely to get away with using such language.

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

“We must not ignore those who claim the status of First Peoples in this country as owners of this land before we came, they ask and say to us, very humbly—as we acknowledge those who came as Hindus, Muslims (and) Christians, as we acknowledge them every year with a holiday—to put aside one day,...

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

For some time now there has been a discernible air of despair in the country. The “PNM till ah dead” brigade insist that all of our troubles are the fault of the UNC and the UNC brigade insists that the PNM are not only incompetent but corrupt as well.

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

It’s near the end of the “summer” holidays, known in my time as August holidays or mango, fly and gastro season. Now it’s “summer” and we all go away to Disneyland to forget about eating “roady”, pretend we are in the 1% and talk about our “grades”. I know it as marks. What mark yuh get, boy?

Sunday, August 6, 2017

Brendan Bain won a pyrrhic victory in Jamaican court against the University of the West Indies. He got three months salary. And UWI had breached his freedom of expression.

Sunday, August 6, 2017

As a student of history, I tend to take note of dates that mark important events and hold minor observances for them. In the last two months, I had a moment of silence on June 6 and 18 for the brave souls who lost their lives at the Invasion of Normandy and the Battle of Waterloo.

Sunday, August 6, 2017

The recent announcement from President’s House, with the support of the Chief Justice, that the National Awards ceremony will be moved from Independence Day on August 31 to Republic Day on September 24 is devoid of logic.

Sunday, August 6, 2017

If I had the luxury to look on as a dispassionate, non-involved observer come down from Mars, I would conclude that T&T is heading for another economic dead end, and social tumult, from which it would be difficult for citizens and institutions to extricate themselves without deep conflict....

Sunday, August 6, 2017

The President of the Republic of T&T, while elected by the electoral college of Parliament, in reality is appointed by the Government of the day as it has the majority of seats in both Houses of Parliament and thus the majority of votes in the electoral college.

Saturday, August 5, 2017

The din and declarations from yesterday’s united labour demonstration in eastern downtown Port-of-Spain were loud enough and large enough to have registered on Finance Minister Colm Imbert’s western Independence Square office.

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