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Vaughnette Bigford, our local vocal goddess, has a new CD where, says Cathy Shepherd’s Thursday review, she “reinterprets 11 songs from the Trinidad and Tobago calypso, pop, soca and soul songbooks, spanning a 39-year period.” It isn’t on iTunes. It was out for weeks and I still didn’t have it. So I contemplated trekking into downtown Port-of-Spain to...

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Once, when I was waiting in the mall for my wife to finish shopping, I went with my son Kyle, who was then about 20 months old, to the games arcade so he wouldn’t be bored. There was one of those race car games that wasn’t working so I sat him down there.

Saturday, April 22, 2017

One of the noticeably absent voices from the usual Opposition chorus in Parliament yesterday was Opposition Leader Kamla Persad-Bissessar’s

Saturday, April 22, 2017

The Easter four-day weekend celebrated many traditions among both the pious, and their polar opposites, the damned. Some hapless donkeys, otherwise minding their own business, were drafted into Palm Sunday commemorations.

Friday, April 21, 2017

Our data reveal that over seventy per cent of the murders that took place in T&T in February and March 2017 involved guns. Then, there are other crimes where the gun is used like wounding, robber, larceny, and importantly, in the colossal drug trade.

Friday, April 21, 2017

Ziya’s teachers have started suggesting that I invest more in her focus on school work and a routine of revision. She’ll need this in order to not experience Junior 1, next year, as an overwhelming leap in demands, pressure and material to be covered.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

In recent times, I have had cause to ask myself whether there is any relation between objectivity, impartiality and competence in journalism. I reckon that whilst journalists would have a constant fight for press freedom, they also have to weigh and respect an individual’s right for privacy.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Listening to Prof Patrick Hosein’s professorial lecture last Thursday night at UWI, St Augustine, I found myself alternating between irrational exuberance and cynical disgust.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

As this country’s leading expert in religion and 17th best writer, I was surprised that no politician hired me to write their Easter message and weekend grocery list.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Listening to Prof Patrick Hosein’s professorial lecture last Thursday night at UWI, St Augustine, I found myself alternating between irrational exuberance and cynical disgust.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

In my four years as Minister of Energy, the biggest problem I faced was the shortage of natural gas. The Prime Minister has said we failed to deal with it. This is not correct. In fact, had we not taken the action we took, the country would be in a far worse position.

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