You are here

Columnists

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...

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

So, my GP for more than half my life is moving out of an office he has occupied in east Trinidad for over 30 years and is devoting all his professional time to patients at his facility in the west. “Abandoning the East-West Corridor proletariat?” was my cheeky question last Tuesday.

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Dear Trinidad and Tobago,

Though I frequently use this space to write “about you,” this is the first time I’m using it to write “to you.” Either way, there’s a good chance this letter won’t be well received; no one likes to be criticised, even if it’s for their own good.

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Isn’t it amazing how people frequently learn or choose the wrong things? Reasonable-seeming people are often totally irrational.

Monday, November 27, 2017

At the forum held on Friday, in collaboration with the Institute for Gender and Development Studies, and to kick off 16 Days of Activism to End Gender Based Violence, the Equal Opportunity Commission proposed changes to the Domestic Violence Act (Chp 45:56).

Monday, November 27, 2017

The acting CoP strutted and fretted about his stage, full of sound and fury about lawlessness. Nikki Crosby was vomiting, tearful and prayerful. Both came to my American Thanksgiving dinner—over my phone. Familiar words pulsed in my memory.

Sunday, November 26, 2017

The IMF Article 4 which came out on November 22 indicates that the T&T economy is still in a very precarious position.

Sunday, November 26, 2017

BMW spent €400 million building a new factory near Leipzig. The 110-metre ‘i’ assembly line has 14 work stations because of a new parallel assembly process and the fewer parts used in the new carbon-fibre-reinforced polymer (CFRP) structure of their vehicles. There is no paint shop.

Sunday, November 26, 2017

I continue from last week, the rationale for historical justice to be achieved in the determination of how the lands of the Chaguaramas Peninsula are to be made use of, with a glance at the original sharing out of portions of Trinidad.

Sunday, November 26, 2017

Last Wednesday the Guardian editorial addressed the issue of more power for select committees. The editorial started as follows:

Sunday, November 26, 2017

Whither democracy? It seems to have morphed into something that is deceptive and destabilising.

Pages