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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...

Sunday, October 29, 2017

The latest controversy to hit the local political scene has been the issue about whether or not the UNC ought to hold its internal elections for the post of political Leader earlier than scheduled.

Sunday, October 29, 2017

Caricom and the wider Caribbean must now mount a case for compensatory support from the international community, especially the industrial world, those countries whose industrial gases and waste are despoiling the earth’s fragile climate balance and wreaking severe damage and destruction to the...

Sunday, October 29, 2017

Last week protracted rainfall led to severe flooding and what can only be described as a humanitarian crisis in various parts of Trinidad.

Sunday, October 29, 2017

The information revolution is as transformative to our being-in-the-world as capitalism and slavery were to the industrial revolution.

Saturday, October 28, 2017

In case Government had hoped that internal Opposition issues—and possible division—over the UNC’s leadership election might have yielded political dividends, no such luck. Yet.

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Over the years, Trinbagonians have started pinching themselves over their complacent thinking that “God is a Trini.” In light of the severity of the natural disasters which have devastated the region this year, we should, instead, slap ourselves with the reality that we are very vulnerable to...

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Over the weekend several threads, of which I was a part, spoke about teenagers having sex in their parents’ homes.  

Some believed that teens were going to have sex whether we approved or not, so the best thing to do is allow them to do it safely. 

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

We have by now probably exhausted all available means to pillory the executive management of the Office of Disaster Preparedness and Management (ODPM) and, hopefully, by the time the ink dries on this page, the honourable/required intervention has already been made.

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

What do an arrogant politician and a golf course have in common? They both cost a lot of money and, though appearing resplendent, are designed to impede progress.

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

“Never before in the history of science has so much been known about the complex importance of breastfeeding for both mothers and children”.

—Cesar G Victora, Rajiv Bahl, Aluisio J D Barros et al

Lancet 2016