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Monday, May 16, 2011

Last week I had an interesting conversation with a final-year UWI student. She was doing research on music tourism. As we spoke, we wondered to what extent is music tourism similar to what we in the Caribbean context, loosely term as festival tourism.

Monday, May 16, 2011

“…you got along so well with the staff, it was quite remarkable. You’re the perfect diplomat, you know,” the deputy consul said while bidding me farewell from my old job.

Monday, May 16, 2011

The last time I saw Ken Valley was several months ago at Desmond Allum’s funeral. He was his usual jovial self but on that occasion he had an extra twinkle in his eye when we spoke. I understood why when we started to discuss politics. “I have to be careful.

Monday, May 16, 2011

In light of the recent scenario with former Senator and Minister of Planning Mary King we will look at the larger picture of doing business with the State in a subsequent article, but will begin the issue by looking at the Tobago House of Assembly as an example.

Monday, May 16, 2011

The accession of the People’s Partnership to power last May opened a new chapter in the politics of this country. For the first time a political movement that was not based on being a single party, but yet campaigned as one, had come to power in our post-independence political history.

Monday, May 16, 2011

There should remain no doubt in the minds of observers of Parliament that Patrick Manning, the member for San Fernando East, intends to pursue his threat to challenge Parliamentary procedure to a full, legal conclusion. Having failed to successfully table a motion in April to allow legal...

Sunday, May 15, 2011

The sad scenario of four-year-old Ezekiel Renee Cambridge who was mauled by two dogs this week and had to be rushed to hospital for emergency surgery brings to the fore again our lackadaisical and lacklustre approach to proclaiming and implementing laws in our land.

Sunday, May 15, 2011

As the People’s Partnership Government approaches the end of its first year in office, its members must be reflecting upon some of the challenges that they have faced over the past 11 months in office and over the last 12 months since the famous accord was signed on April 21, at Charlie King...

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Add to the memory you keep
Remember when you fall asleep
Hold on to the love that you know
You don’t have to give up to let go
Remember turning on the night
And moving through the morning light
Remember how it was with you
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Sunday, May 15, 2011

The air of sadness which pervaded the Opposition PNM in the past week and the PP Government—to some extent—appeared somewhat dissipated despite yesterday’s Black Friday Lower House session.

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