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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 27, 2011

The first official commission of enquiry into the 1990 attempted coup began this week, only 21 years after the event; by Trinidadian standards, that qualifies as an instant replay.

Friday, January 28, 2011

One year ago, Kamla Persad-Bissessar was elevated to the leadership of her party. In May of last year, she was elected Prime Minister of the country. Since then her judgment has been decidely questionable.

Friday, January 28, 2011

So here we are, eight months into the experiment called the People’s Partnership and no one is quite sure what it all means. The agreement that was signed bringing it to life has never been made public so no one other than a select few have any clue as to what was signed to.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

It is unacceptable for Commissioner of Police Dwayne Gibbs to attempt to silence the country with his “the matter is closed” comment on the hotly debated public issue of the conflict between chairman of the Police Service Commission (PSC), Nizam Mohammed, and two police officers...

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

The incessant attack against Nizam Mohammed by certain politicians and his detractors is certainly getting out of hand. His detractors are attempting to make a mountain out of a molehill.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

“Calling noise a nuisance is like calling smog an inconvenience. Noise must be considered a hazard to the health of people everywhere.”

—Dr William H Stewart,
former US Surgeon General

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

The world is a complex place which is why decision-making on global issues is, at best, a difficult task. Trinidad and Tobago epitomises complexity and hence governing it is easier said than done. Leadership and governance in this day and age is no stroll in the park.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

I could never bring myself to throw away Jada’s antibiotics that she was taking before she was killed.

Sunday, January 23, 2011

 Dear Dr Tim Gopeesingh, Honourable Minister of Education: The playwright Bernard Shaw believed in “sugaring the pill”, making the bitter, palatable.

Sunday, January 23, 2011

 From January 16 to 18, the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA) held its annual “Caribbean Marketplace” in Jamaica. I look forward to any important pronouncements or insights that may come from this event.

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