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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...

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

We are so lucky in T&T. Drugs and white collar corruption have not yet totally taken over society. Yes, we are in crisis because the old is dying and the new is struggling to be born. So there are all sorts of morbid symptoms appearing.

Monday, January 8, 2018

I got nuff respect for sustained contribution and commitment beyond a news cycle, for it shows when care is real.

Monday, January 8, 2018

I’d met the member just once, at a church panel that had made news, where he’d disagreed with the hosting pastor, insisting he would shame and coerce his child away from homosexuality. As our shaking hands touched, I instantly understood.

Sunday, January 7, 2018

In his first homily as Archbishop and his reference to T&T as a society where problems outnumber solutions to our many problems, he pleaded with nationals to follow the example set by Christ’s disciples who, like us, were in despair when they found his empty tomb.

Sunday, January 7, 2018

Data are to the eAge what oil was to the last one—a driver of growth. Wells of data have created new politics, infrastructure, economics, businesses and monopolies. Digital information is mined, refined and commodified. Data are the ultimate externality; we will produce them whatever we do.

Sunday, January 7, 2018

As the need for change in the political culture becomes increasingly apparent, a clinical study of politics, politicians, their parties, the background and motivations for their pursuit of office and power is as necessity as the first step to transformation.

Sunday, January 7, 2018

Last Wednesday the 60th anniversary of the birth of the West Indian Federation passed virtually unnoticed.

Sunday, January 7, 2018

Have we achieved the vision of Independence—the idea of a vibrant and successful nation whose people invested their energies to build it guided by the watchwords “discipline, production, and tolerance?”

Saturday, January 6, 2018

Scottish politician Lord Brougham (1778-1868) wrote: “Education makes a people easy to lead, but difficult to drive; easy to govern but impossible to enslave.” I must therefore draw the conclusion that the dramatic reduction in the support of the education of our children across T&T could...

Friday, January 5, 2018

It has been said that politics is a civilised (bloodless) version of warfare in which opponents use every strategy of battle, including the ignoble, like subterfuge, trickery and deceit, to win and retain power.