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The song reached number two on the UK Charts and number one in the US. Although the song has lost popularity, its message remains relevant up to today. I recently recalled this song having regard to the unfolding of certain events.

On the international stage countries fight wars ultimately for world dominance. At a national level, politicians and...

Sunday, April 16, 2017

A few years ago, I was booked on a flight to return to Trinidad from Miami. In the departure lounge, the PA system stirred to life with a crackle. Gate attendants for the airline realised the flight was overbooked. They needed two passengers to give up their seats.

Sunday, April 16, 2017

“Sexual citizenship” used to be my favourite big-word. I put it in the title of my op-ed the people in the Commonwealth published. The piece that got Australian Judge Kirby’s knickers in a twist.

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Our continuing failure to achieve a measure of working unity in the best interest of all the groups in this plural society is having a disastrous effect in these times of economic, financial and social distress and political antagonisms.

Sunday, April 16, 2017

The land of Syria has been a strategic crossroad throughout human history. From the ancient Egyptians to the post-World War I French, many have fought and ruled over this vital piece of geography.

Sunday, April 16, 2017

On April 13, 1970, Astronaut Jim Lovell repeated something that Astronaut Jack Swigert, on the Apollo 13 spacecraft, told Mission Control in Houston: “Houston, we’ve had a problem.”

Sunday, April 16, 2017

In Trinidad’s Doctor’s Office, a memoir written by Scottish physician Vincent Tothill who lived here from 1922, the author recalls a “Creole” undertaker “a man of some 60-odd years, and a ‘well-up man’ in the town, a most delightful personality” who came to invite him to a christening for three...

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Dr Valmiki Arjoon, a UWI economist, drew attention to the increasing debt burden of T&T, now some 60 per cent of GDP and claims that it is beginning to enter the danger zone.

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Nearly all parents want to their child to have morals and values. But parents will differ on what moral values they want their children to have.

Saturday, April 15, 2017

She may not have got an opportunity during Wednesday’s Parliament session to show just why she asked Prime Minister Keith Rowley a particular question about his recent Texas trip, but Opposition Leader Kamla Persad-Bissessar pressed on, apparently intending to draw certain conclusions.

Saturday, April 15, 2017

There is an imminent crisis at the wholly owned government company Caroni Green Ltd (CGL).

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