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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, July 30, 2017

There seems to be no end to the controversy regarding the appointment and resignation of the former chief magistrate as a judge, the alleged involvement of the Chief Justice and the Judicial and Legal Service Commission (JLSC), and the consequent sorry mess in which 53 accused people’s matters...

Saturday, July 29, 2017

Finance Minister Colm Imbert had time to look relaxed as he sat alongside Cabinet colleagues at Thursday’s weekly media briefing, supporting their boss who held the floor.

Friday, July 28, 2017

Google CL Financial and, surprise, billion-dollar CL Financial, founded in 1993, has no Internet presence. A Wikipedia page describes CL Financial’s crisis in 1463 words. So pop quiz: what group of companies forms the CL Financial conglomerate?

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Former United States President, Barrack Obama once said, “If you think education is expensive, wait until you see how much ignorance costs in the 21st century.” No matter how one interprets and applies this statement, it is inevitable that we have a lot to pay for in the days ahead.

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

On July 18, the Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago, Dr Keith Rowley and the Opposition Leader and immediate past Prime Minister, Mrs Kamla Persad-Bissessar met at Parliament Building in Port-of-Spain for three hours.

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Tomorrow, many of us (not all) will pause for a moment to reflect with regret and sadness upon the events triggered by the violent storming of parliament and TTT on July 27, 1990.

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

The introduction of body cameras for the police is a step in the right direction. However, as a recent incident in the United States illustrates, we should not get too carried away that this measure would necessarily enable us to identify cops whose behaviour is less than desirable.

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

I don’t dislike milk. I dislike the quantity of milk people take. I dislike the advertising that goes on. I dislike the effects of milk on my patients. But I don’t dislike milk. Milk is all right. Except, over the years something magical has happened to cow’s milk.

Sunday, July 23, 2017

Last week the Port-of-Spain City Council moved to implement a clever proposal at least two years old to make Queen St pay tribute to 1977 Miss Universe “Penny” Commissiong. Clever in that the street would now be “Queen Janelle Commissiong St.”

Sunday, July 23, 2017

What the Caribbean region needs is so simple: rapid, reliable mobility at reasonable rates. What makes it so difficult? It is almost as short and simple to explain. There are two players; the aviation industry and the governments. The aviation industry is not really the problem.

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