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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.

Friday, March 11, 2011

At the Memorial Park entrance to the Savannah track, Pelham Goddard’s Charlie’s Roots, fronted by David Rudder and Carl Jacobs, both in extremely good voice on Carnival Monday, broke out of a sustained ching-a-nikka, ching-a-nikka calypso strum into the full brass fanfare...

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Oh what a difference an election victory makes. For time immemorial we were told by some that the steelband could never be considered as the national instrument—there was always the dholak—and that Carnival was not really the national festival.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

In the last few weeks, international attention has been focused on the latest developments in the Middle East, in particular Egypt, Bahrain, Libya, and other states affected by an uprising of the people.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

One of my standing assignments as a reporter on the culture beat about 18 years ago was to cover the launch of Carnival.

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