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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...

Sunday, February 6, 2011

“You need to snap out of your Caribbean mindset,” a co-worker said to me.

Sunday, February 6, 2011

There is a seething, simmering type of anger and rage which is bubbling, sputtering and fermenting beneath our society’s thin veneer of friendliness, tolerance and civility.

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Is there really a ‘War on Crime’ in Trinidad and Tobago? To whom is this war directed? Or is this the often used and abused mantra to pacify the population at a time when the murder rate has climbed to approximately fifty by the end of January?

Sunday, February 6, 2011

In last week’s Sunday Guardian, Robert Mayers, a Deputy Political Leader of the Congress of the People (COP), assessed the People’s Partnership as “No change. Just exchange.”  This caught many persons by surprise including COP party faithful.

Sunday, February 6, 2011

We come to start it
We come to wake it up
We come to spark it
We come to shake it up
We come to blaze it
We come to light it
We come to start it
Bring yuh love and come
—Start It, 3 Canal

Sunday, February 6, 2011

The sober black and white outfit which Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar wore to the House of Representatives yesterday seemed in synch with the solemn duty she had to carry out. It was a mess. As she said.

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Someone who has been following my writings sent me an  e-mail suggesting that I escape the country before it is too late. Trinis in the Diaspora digest troubling headlines emanating from this imploding democracy with a sense of comfort, like warm cocoa with marshmallows bobbing on the surface....

Saturday, February 5, 2011

If we’re living in Marshall Mcluhan’s global village, the world’s high street is in Egypt this morning, and Tahrir Square, like Tiananmen Square before it, replaces Central Park, Hyde Park and Woodford Square in the contemplation of the villagers: What will happen after prayers today?

Saturday, February 5, 2011

My heart bleeds for the children of T&T.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Selwyn Cudjoe would have us believe that the policy of multiculturalism adopted by the People’s Partnership (PP) Govern- ment would result in economic failure and collapse of civil socie-ty as has occurred in Cote d’Ivoire.

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