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Wednesday, February 16, 2011

At the time of writing, the tens of thousands of Egyptians who controlled Tahrir Square and demanded the departure of President Hosni Mubarak and his 30- year dictatorial regime are holding their ground to ensure the message is received.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Our country seems to be devolving into a tragic parody of itself, with things looking and sounding like they used to, but requiring a certain amount of rationalisation and suspension of dis- belief to accept.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Barna states that teenagers are bombarded by a number of factors which produce new definitions, including the definition of the term parent which now means somebody who cares and may not include father and mother.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Yesterday was Valentine’s Day so I have been listening to a lot of boleros. The bolero is one of those wonderful melodies from Latin America.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Keith Smith was a gentle giant with a story to tell, and he would spin a mesmerising yarn, mumbling and rumbling his way through a tale of Trinidad—usually starring a calypsonian. My children, Ijanaya and Jairzinho, who virtually grew up under my desk at the Express, thought of Keith as a real-...

Friday, February 11, 2011

My wife would love for me to be a great handyman. She would like me to be a carpenter, a mason, a plumber, a painter, an electrician, a gardener, a wackerman, a tree climber, a barber, a motor vehicle mechanic, an electronics technician, among others, all rolled into one.

Friday, February 11, 2011

Keith Smith was a big, fat, miserable, baldhead mofo; but, boy, that firetrucker could write.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

 On February 8, I ran into writer, poet, former columnist, and veteran journalist Raoul Pantin. He told me Keith Smith had died at three that morning. Raoul, who has known Keith for over 40 years, said just last week Keith told him: “I ain’t fraid death.” Raoul chuckled at the...

Sunday, February 13, 2011

One thing about travel and tourism marketing is that there is absolutely nowhere to hide. Anyone and everyone can judge success or failure at a glance.

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