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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...

Thursday, January 13, 2011

There are undoubted strains and tendencies driving the People’s Partnership toward schism and for many a reason.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

I regret I was not in Trinidad to share in the national grief when Sir Ellis Clarke died. My visit to Ghana over the past two weeks prevented me from attending his funeral. Michael Harris described Sir Ellis and those of similar ilk as Afro-Saxons.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Who are the kingpins in the drug and gun trades? Who are these untouchables? Who has and continues to penetrate the public and private sector institutions seeking to reinforce a narco democracy? Who are these slave masters and who are the slaves?

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Having driven or been driven (not the same but similar enough when one is driven by taxi) in most of the continents, it is my considered opinion that Trinidadians are the worst drivers anywhere, the citizens of Port-of- Spain the worst Trini drivers, and the Diego Martin drivers...

Monday, January 10, 2011

Sandwiched between the Yuletide festivities of 2010 and the Carnival convivialities of 2011 is a state-sponsored commission of enquiry into what I once dubbed “The night of the jackals,” that seemed never to find the dawn, or, if you prefer, “A karate chop to the nation’s solar...

Monday, January 10, 2011

 It is a tradition, at the beginning of every new year, to resolve to do something worthwhile—like eating less or to stop flying off the handle at the slightest provocation—for the sake of self-growth. It has never been fully resolved, however, as to why folks think that making a decision on the...

Monday, January 10, 2011

One major story caught my attention last week, and although it made headline news on yahoo.com, I’m not hearing anyone discuss that story in Trinidad and Tobago, so I suspect it slipped under the radar here.

Monday, January 10, 2011

‘When asked during an interview to make his own epitaph, President Ellis Clarke responded with—“Upon him was greatness thrust, he bore it well."’
Sunday Guardian March 15, 1987

Monday, January 10, 2011

Last week, I deliberately avoided touching the issue of the Greens who were the victim of crime in Tobago. Rather I preferred to study the details as they came to light.

Sunday, January 9, 2011

A number of key areas have been identified by the Government for urgent action. These include crime, drainage, and challenges with respect to housing, water, health, education and roads among others. 

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