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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, March 13, 2011

 Many of us would remember Carnival 2011 as the return of Machel Montano. In terms of the debate about soca meeting politics, I am personally glad that soca has progressed to a stage where artistes are confident enough to express their political views. Likewise, I am also happy...

Monday, March 14, 2011

There is this myth about women. How we don’t die of heart attacks. How oestrogen protects us. But it doesn’t, necessarily. Last week Monday, when a co-worker didn’t show up I asked why. She was dead...a massive heart attack. That’s why.

Monday, March 14, 2011

Any attempt to foster deeper understanding among the different groups that make up our society must first begin with a genuine attempt to understand why people feel the way they feel. Over the years—some say since Dr Eric Williams lost the 1958 Federal Elections and declared the...

Monday, March 14, 2011

I was on a Caribbean cruise recently and could not help but notice that of all the destinations marketed by the cruise line, Trinidad and Tobago was the least mentioned, marketed and spoken about.  The ship actually docked in Tobago and it was embarrassing to see how poorly...

Sunday, March 13, 2011

On assumption of the reins of governance on May 24, 2010, the People’s Partnership (PP) ought to have recognised that given the overwhelming mandate by the population to rule, govern and administer the affairs of this twin-island republic, its Cabinet, ministers and manner of...

Monday, March 14, 2011

The accession of the People’s Partnership to power last May opened a new chapter in the politics of this country. For the first time, a political movement that was not based on being a single party, but yet campaigned as one, had come to power in our post-independence political...

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Confusion in her eyes that says it all.
She’s lost control.
And she’s clinging to the nearest passer-by,
She’s lost control.
And she gave away the secrets of her past,
And said I’ve lost control again,

Sunday, March 13, 2011

As if T&T nationals needed any more convincing after Monday and Tuesday, yesterday’s earthquake and tsunami in Japan should have underscored just how lucky this country is. But there  it was, even in the Carnival—“politics” from start to finish even where the wining was concerned.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Well the frenzied Carnival season is over and the sound of vigorous back-slapping is echoing across the country. I hesitate to offer an armchair perspective but am compelled to touch on some very important observations.

Friday, March 11, 2011

One of the really beautiful things about T&T Carnival is that it is open to all. It is truly a people’s festival. There is no need to apply and there are no admission requirements.

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