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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...

Friday, January 12, 2018

The collapse of the Couva Children’s Hospital’s cooling tower last Sunday, mere days after a segment of the Solomon Hochoy Highway in front of the hospital caved in, is symbolic of the lack of vision, planning and leadership our country has been starved of over the years.

Friday, January 12, 2018

On August 5, 2017, I wrote about the need for a Diaspora Policy for Trinidad and Tobago. With the impending arrival of hundreds of overseas nationals for Carnival it is as good a time as any to revisit what ought to be an imperative for our national development.

Thursday, January 11, 2018

The economic record of T&T since 2008 does not make good reading. The economy grew rapidly at a compound rate of growth of 15 per cent per annum from 1999 to 2008 on the strength of the export of LNG and the rising prices associated therewith.

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Very often, in this period of heightened “wellness speak,” we are faced with concepts, which have either not fully been defined or for which we have cursory understanding.

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Throughout the Christmas season I kept getting compliments about my makeup and one day while mid-face my dad called me. When I went across to him he wanted to know what was wrong with my face and why was my make up looking so weird.

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Now for my annual Carnival rant—early o’clock, before the madness really starts.

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

In 1947, the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, an academic journal published by former Manhattan Project physicists, presented a concept called the Doomsday Clock. It’s a metaphor, represented as a 15-minute countdown to midnight, of the possibility that global destruction could occur.

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

We are so lucky in T&T. Drugs and white collar corruption have not yet totally taken over society. Yes, we are in crisis because the old is dying and the new is struggling to be born. So there are all sorts of morbid symptoms appearing.

Monday, January 8, 2018

I got nuff respect for sustained contribution and commitment beyond a news cycle, for it shows when care is real.

Monday, January 8, 2018

I’d met the member just once, at a church panel that had made news, where he’d disagreed with the hosting pastor, insisting he would shame and coerce his child away from homosexuality. As our shaking hands touched, I instantly understood.

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