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Former United States President, Barrack Obama once said, “If you think education is expensive, wait until you see how much ignorance costs in the 21st century.” No matter how one interprets and applies this statement, it is inevitable that we have a lot to pay for in the days ahead. National institutions are simply falling apart under this administration...

Friday, December 10, 2010

The worst forest fire in Israel’s history occurred last week; and, all over the world, people were saying, “What? They had a forest in Israel to catch fire?

Thursday, December 9, 2010

It is one thing to win an election. It is quite another thing to govern a country. It’s good to rule by consensus but disastrous when no one is in charge and the leadership functions by vaps. It is exciting when a leader is guided by a sense of good will.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

During the life of the Race Relations Committee, Prof Cudjoe and myself differed fundamentally on several issues of race, history, politics, education, religion and culture in T&T.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

“This is meh band a grow up with; dis is my idol, dat is we idol, the great Desperadoes. That is what we have to hold on to; if Despers gone, what we going to hold on to; tell me what it have in Laventy to hold on to if Despers gone?

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

It is with a feeling of intense pride that I greet you, and, by extension, all of Tobago, on the 30th anniversary of this Tobago House of Assembly (THA).

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

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Tuesday, December 7, 2010

CCDC sounds like a branch of the CDC, the Carnival Development Committee. Thankfully, it is not. Over the last ten years the CDC has shown that it doesn’t know where Carnival came from, where Carnival is, and where Carnival is going.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

National Trade Union Centre (Natuc) president Michael Anisette is making a thinly-veiled threat about a possible Christmas shutdown of the ports of Point Lisas and Port of Spain, in the absence of negotiations for a new collective agreement.

Monday, December 6, 2010

If it seems to you that the present and former Prime Ministers locked horns and the Chief Justice inadvertently attempted to get a foot in the door as a result of the recent revelations of wire-tapping by the Security Intelligence Agency (SIA), you’d probably be right.

Monday, December 6, 2010

I know how you can spend about $150 and give a truly meaningful gift: buy Caribbean books for Christmas. Buying Caribbean books for presents helps Caribbean literature to stay in print. You give children and adults the wonderful gift of discovering and appreciating their own culture.

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