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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...

Thursday, January 20, 2011

A few days after Kamla Persad-Bissessar became the Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago, she dropped in at the headquarters of the Maha Sabha and announced blithely that the nation will adopt a multicultural rather than a transcendent cultural policy that served our nation well during its first...

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

The electorate did not give the People’s Partnership and its constituent elements “permission to mash up the place” when on May 24, 2010, over 432,000 electors (60 per cent of the votes cast) overwhelmingly voted the “party of parties” into office.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

I am forced to write on “the Russian visa question.” And question it is.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

The soft sofa became a prison. Food, TV, cigarettes and alcohol made up Bob’s life, but none of them brought any pleasure. He tried to be cheerful. “I haven’t one shred of ego left,” Bob said. “I really don’t think I’ll live much longer.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

“If you looked up at the Laventille hills over the past three weeks, you might have noticed that there was a haze preventing you from seeing the hills clearly. Is this Sahara dust, pollen from the rain or pollution from industry? No one at the EMA knows.

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Should the Prime Minister pose a hypothetical question? How am I doing? The answer with respect to babies, young children and the sick will definitely be very positive. But a Prime Minister’s performance is never measured by compassion.

Monday, January 17, 2011

I thought that when you get old you get to sit in a rocking chair in the gallery and sip peppermint tea.

Sunday, January 16, 2011

84Dear Police Commissioner Dwayne Gibbs,You look like a sincere and ambitious man, the sort that takes pride in getting the job done. I’ve seen you, running at a pretty fast pace, pushing eight, even seven minute miles. Not bad.

Sunday, January 16, 2011

As I followed travel and tourism related news for the past week, two stories were hard to avoid. One was the commentary on our Tourism Ministry’s trip to India and the other was Jamaica’s strong tourism performance for 2010.

Sunday, January 16, 2011

The week began badly for Americans.

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