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A little more than a week ago, the Chief Justice of Canada Beverley McLachlan announced that she will be retiring December 15, 2017. According to top Canadian jurists, her unexpected retirement will be a dramatic loss for the Canadian Supreme Court. Since joining the Supreme Court in 1989, she has heard more than 2,000 Supreme Court appeals and written...

Saturday, June 10, 2017

This past week there was a minor kerfuffle surrounding an online video about Trini roti. The central contention of the video hinged, not on the culinary merits of the roti, but the copious calorie count of the dish.

Friday, June 9, 2017

The article in yesterday’s issue of the T&T Guardian “400 students on suicide watch” makes this piece relevant. The article highlights the statistics and speaks to the pressure of the CXC examinations.

 

Friday, June 9, 2017

Stormy ongoings in the teacup that is Trinidad and Tobago are both an indicator of and distraction from the major hitch facing us today. That hitch is lack of institutional accountability in state and corporate governance of our planet.

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Recent developments in court have prevented me from going too far with a point I wanted to use this opportunity to raise in light of the Ayers-Caesar matter. When the smell of hellish sulphur subsides, I plan as a legal outsider, to spend more time on it.

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

At a Commonwealth law conference held in Nairobi, Kenya, in September 2007, Sir David Simmons, Chief Justice of Barbados, spoke of judicial independence and accountability as follows:

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Arun Buch

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

“Rather than a broad policy that seeks to criminalise or restrict extremist opinions, a better approach is to focus on individuals who can be reasonably suspected of intending to engage in a terrorist plot, finance terrorism or incite it.

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

On the CNC3 morning show last week, a guest on to observe world No-Tobacco Day caught my ear when he said the tobacco industry sells the only product that is guaranteed to kill or make sick the majority of its customers. From there, a pretty spectacular beating was put on the tobacco bobolee.

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

She wakes every morning before the crack of dawn, to ensure his lunch kit is filled, homework checked and uniform ready.

Even before the sun rises, she kisses him goodbye while still asleep and prays to God that he stays safe and gets to school on time and unharmed.

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Over the past two weeks as the controversy surrounding the Chief Justice became more intense, several people—Martin Daly, Gerald Ramdeen, Israel Khan, (to name a few)—called for the Chief Justice to resign.

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