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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...

Sunday, January 7, 2018

In his first homily as Archbishop and his reference to T&T as a society where problems outnumber solutions to our many problems, he pleaded with nationals to follow the example set by Christ’s disciples who, like us, were in despair when they found his empty tomb.

Sunday, January 7, 2018

Data are to the eAge what oil was to the last one—a driver of growth. Wells of data have created new politics, infrastructure, economics, businesses and monopolies. Digital information is mined, refined and commodified. Data are the ultimate externality; we will produce them whatever we do.

Sunday, January 7, 2018

As the need for change in the political culture becomes increasingly apparent, a clinical study of politics, politicians, their parties, the background and motivations for their pursuit of office and power is as necessity as the first step to transformation.

Sunday, January 7, 2018

Last Wednesday the 60th anniversary of the birth of the West Indian Federation passed virtually unnoticed.

Sunday, January 7, 2018

Have we achieved the vision of Independence—the idea of a vibrant and successful nation whose people invested their energies to build it guided by the watchwords “discipline, production, and tolerance?”

Saturday, January 6, 2018

Scottish politician Lord Brougham (1778-1868) wrote: “Education makes a people easy to lead, but difficult to drive; easy to govern but impossible to enslave.” I must therefore draw the conclusion that the dramatic reduction in the support of the education of our children across T&T could...

Friday, January 5, 2018

It has been said that politics is a civilised (bloodless) version of warfare in which opponents use every strategy of battle, including the ignoble, like subterfuge, trickery and deceit, to win and retain power.

Thursday, January 4, 2018

There are over seven billion people on this planet. Trinidad and Tobago accounts for only 1.4 million and a tiny fraction of the world’s economy.

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

For some, the holiday season brings time that can be spent on old and new books and movies. This year, I broke with tradition and skipped The Sound of Music, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon and Finding Nemo.

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Always remember that if you are not connected with God, if you don’t have a relationship with Him, it is easy to let negative emotions spiral out of control.

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