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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...

Sunday, April 16, 2017

In Trinidad’s Doctor’s Office, a memoir written by Scottish physician Vincent Tothill who lived here from 1922, the author recalls a “Creole” undertaker “a man of some 60-odd years, and a ‘well-up man’ in the town, a most delightful personality” who came to invite him to a christening for three...

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Dr Valmiki Arjoon, a UWI economist, drew attention to the increasing debt burden of T&T, now some 60 per cent of GDP and claims that it is beginning to enter the danger zone.

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Nearly all parents want to their child to have morals and values. But parents will differ on what moral values they want their children to have.

Saturday, April 15, 2017

She may not have got an opportunity during Wednesday’s Parliament session to show just why she asked Prime Minister Keith Rowley a particular question about his recent Texas trip, but Opposition Leader Kamla Persad-Bissessar pressed on, apparently intending to draw certain conclusions.

Saturday, April 15, 2017

There is an imminent crisis at the wholly owned government company Caroni Green Ltd (CGL).

Friday, April 14, 2017

It’s argued that domestic violence is one of the most pressing societal issues facing T&T. We have seen a marked increase in such acts against women as well as the noticeable increase in interest generated by users of social media.

Friday, April 14, 2017

Once upon a time, a goddess walked along a bare road. She gazed ahead, wondering where the road led. Seeing its divergent paths, she reflected on which she would take and what would result from those unplanned directions.

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

A couple weeks ago, I spoke of the commencement of the Hindu year being marked with celebrations of “Nau Raatri,” a time of celebrating the female forms of God. On Tuesday, April 4, Nau Raatri ended with another celebration, “Ram Naumi.”

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

The amazing photograph of young Birmingham resident Saffiyah Khan facing down racists in her city last weekend appeared in the UK press at the same time the Brixton-based Black Cultural Archives was preparing for a special tribute to Trinidad-born social activist, Darcus Howe, who died on April...

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Last week, the problem of gang killings in Enterprise was finally solved. A spokesman announced that the Unruly ISIS gang had changed its name to the Masjid of Peace. Presumably this means that the members will not only stop murdering, but comb their beards and tuck in their shirts.

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