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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 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.

Monday, January 24, 2011

It was a beautiful underwear. Cotton and elastane mixed to pure white, body-defining perfection. A front pouch for, ah-men, comfort, and a hug as soft and strong as a lover’s embrace.

Sunday, January 23, 2011

This week a businessman, George Aboud, placed full page ads in the media explaining, no defending, the need to charge a fee to use the new parking facility in Chaguanas.

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Yesterday I had the last of my pastelles, bringing a slow, sweet close to my extended Christmas celebrations. I am never one to be rushed out of Christmas into the frenetic frenzy of Carnival.

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Continued from last week…

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Two Fridays ago, Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar announced in the House of Representatives a major legislative and policy initiative on the death penalty.

Saturday, January 22, 2011

After yuh struggle so long
Now yuh battle weary
No time to be weary
The fight is still on
After yuh struggle so long
And yuh battle weary
Is time to be wary
The fight is still on.

—After D Battle, 3 Canal

Saturday, January 22, 2011

That loud noise which was  heard in the Parliament chamber at 1 pm prior to yesterday’s start of the House of Representatives was not the crash of a piano falling on the credibility of Attorney General Anand Ramlogan.

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Staying true to my word limit in my last column, I was forced to omit many subject areas which would seem obvious to most in any discussion about tourism in the region. I was adequately reminded of this in the flurry of comments elicited by the column.

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