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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...

Sunday, October 15, 2017

We live in the Age of Creativity. Children who entered school for the first time in September 2017 may retire around 2067. That future of work eludes us and we accept that the curriculum we enact today is the appropriate carter into that unknown future.

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Before debate ended in Parliament on Thursday, the 2018 Budget conversation between Government and Opposition was some distance away from the figures and economic facts.

Finance Minister Colm Imbert returned it to its original moorings in concluding debate at the end.

Friday, October 13, 2017

Mabrika! Welcome!

This year we join with the First Peoples of this land in what has been declared a “one-off” holiday in their honour today.

Thursday, October 12, 2017

If you were to ask any young child about Divali, the response would be, it is the festival of lights. Some will say it signifies light overcoming darkness.

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

The recent comments by the Minister of Education and, in fact, the recent comments by citizens as a whole are clear indicators of how far off we are from handling our nation’s youths.

Calls for them to be dealt with, labelling them and encouraging the full brunt of the law?

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

I can’t remember where or when it was, but it was from the mouth of a school child that I first heard what turned out to be a pretty longstanding dictum: “Weather determines what you wear, but climate helps you decide what clothes to buy.”

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Apparently, if you believe the 2017 Budget, there is no Minister of Health in T&T. This is surprising. The present Minister has made some progress in the past two years. Item, his campaign against fast foods, small as it is, and limited to sweet drinks in schools.

Monday, October 9, 2017

Sextapes just aren’t news. I made that point when I returned to these pages ten months ago. I want to try to make it again.

Sunday, October 8, 2017

Recently, September 24th marked the 41st anniversary since T&T achieved Republic status in 1976. Prior to that, on August 31st our nation celebrated 55 years of Independence from Britain.

Sunday, October 8, 2017

Many years ago, while in the midst of a personal conundrum, I visited the Woodbrook home of Clive Pantin to seek his counsel.