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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...

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Every once in a while, just when you thought you’ve heard and seen it all, somebody comes along and says or does something that completely shocks you. Most recently, it was how a single person, uttering a single word, managed to insult large swaths of the world’s population.

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Satire can be defined as “the use of humour, irony, exaggeration or ridicule to expose and criticise people’s stupidity or vices, particularly in the context of contemporary politics and other topical issues”.

Monday, January 22, 2018

Carnival has always been about negotiation of gendered and sexual power. Think of jamettes’ long confrontation with middle-class and religious expectations of respectability. Think of a cross-dressing mas tradition long enabling performance of transgressive identities.

Monday, January 22, 2018

Several pardners of mine had some really memorable things to say this week.

Sunday, January 21, 2018

More and more Roman Catholics in the Archdiocese of Port-of-Spain are turned to making Lectio Divina (sacred reading) an integral part of their reflective Bible reading, joining people throughout the world who find it a source of deep spiritual growth.

Sunday, January 21, 2018

It was a rare moment of alliance—but one that would never be repeated, when Fulgencio Batista fell and Fidel Castro toured Washington monuments with Nixon.

Sunday, January 21, 2018

Forty years and descending, what do you make of the controversies which surrounded the Caribbean Man, Om Shanti, Common Entrance, Jahaaji Bhai, Little Black Boy and more?

Sunday, January 21, 2018

On Tuesday January 23 instant, The University of the West Indies will honour the memory of its first vice chancellor, Sir Arthur Lewis, who also won the Nobel Prize for Economics in 1979.

Sunday, January 21, 2018

There was his sense of duty, compassion, respectfulness and integrity—a particular kind of citizenship that represents goodness. Yes, just down-to-earth goodness that we need so much in our lives. Here once lived a man in love with his family, the people, and the mas.

Saturday, January 20, 2018

The recent debate in the Parliament arising from the Government’s attempt to exempt the Strategic Services Agency (SSA) from the requirements of the Freedom of Information Act was filled with heated moments and even suspension of sittings to facilitate cooling down of flared tempers.

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