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Ziya’s teachers have started suggesting that I invest more in her focus on school work and a routine of revision. She’ll need this in order to not experience Junior 1, next year, as an overwhelming leap in demands, pressure and material to be covered.

The girl is dreamy, drifting away from whatever she is assigned to doodle on her notebook pages,...

Monday, December 6, 2010

The persons who have been charged with the authourity over the years for managing Tobago’s affairs must now step forward and take responsibility for what can only be described as the systematic and sustained destruction of Tobago.

Monday, December 6, 2010

The case for changing the Constitution of Trinidad and Tobago can only be considered in the context of whether the evolutionary process from the Crown Colony system, that was introduced after the capture of Trinidad by Britain from Spain in 1797, and the imposition of the Crown Colony system...

Monday, December 6, 2010

As the Yuletide season brings good will and gifts, Robert Ramnarine’s legitimate expectation is having his Portuguese wife, Zalia acquire her permanent residence status in Trinidad and Tobago.This decision will depend on how quickly he can assemble the documents requested by the Ministry of...

Saturday, December 4, 2010

It seemed to have been showbiz week in the House of Representatives in recent days. More than the usual amount of showing (and telling) that is. For instance, while “m.....

Saturday, December 4, 2010

When I read the stories in the newspapers of another family having lost a loved one at the hands of murderous bandits in this country, I find myself struggling to contain a strong physiological reaction which can only be described as heightened nausea.

Friday, December 3, 2010

In the rest of the world, life imitates art; in Trinidad, life imitates parody; but not well. On Sunday, with much fanfare (“fanfare” being a kinder description than, “with much blowing of its own trumpet”), AIMtt was launched.

Friday, December 3, 2010

Dr Eric Williams, first Prime Minister of T&T, on the occasion of the Independence Youth Rally at the Queen’s Park Oval on August 30, 1962, stated in his address: “I have given to the nation as its watchwords Discipline, Production, Tolerance, they apply as much as to you...

Thursday, December 2, 2010

What does the president of a country do when he is asked to break the law? He responds firmly and comes down on the side of the law knowing that political leaders are always more concerned about gaining partisan advantage than respecting the laws they were elected to uphold.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

The opportunity exists to create an electronic media institution (state-owned media—and that means owned by all of the people and institutions) that will achieve the highest standards of broadcast journalism.

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Think of the children who have died because their parents made the wrong choices and placed them under the hood of a death sentence. Think of the children who are orphans because their parents died from Aids—both parents.

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