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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...

Thursday, August 31, 2017

It is hard to believe that 30 years have flown by since Lord Funny asked searching questions in his 25th Independence anniversary calypso.

This August 31, in assessing the state of our nation-building project, we must update Funny and ask every citizen–55 years are gone, how yuh feel?

Thursday, August 31, 2017

Today we will celebrate 55 years of Independence. Let us give thanks to God for our democracy, our freedom and for the many gifts that He has bestowed upon us.

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

It took a while, but the periodic cycle for change at the state broadcaster has finally caught up with us again, this time with very familiar language about the re-positioning and re-defining of the role of state broadcast media in T&T.

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Children fare better after the death of a parent versus parental separation.

I remember the first time I heard those words. I was interviewing Rebekah Ali-Gouveia from The Elpis Centre and we were discussing the whole topic of divorce.

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Every August 31, I pause to reflect on how my forefathers and foremothers fought for our nation’s independence.

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Ever notice how things have changed in nutrition? Suddenly foreign “experts” in nutrition have changed their advice and started talking “natural”. Suddenly sugar is bad. Sugar is the new tobacco! Suddenly salt is good. It’s not related to high blood pressure.

Monday, August 28, 2017

My bills it done pay, Inspector, leave me alone

For weeks, I’ve kept waiting for someone to sing Farmer Nappy’s big-tune for all of us. Or at least the Police Commissioner. Kept imagining hopefully the artist himself might weigh in. But few opinion leaders have said much.

Sunday, August 27, 2017

Who would have thought the People’s National Movement (PNM) Opposition, when in Government, would follow to a T the governance model perfected by the People’s Partnership (PP)?

Sunday, August 27, 2017

The uncanny enterprise and resilience displayed by Afro and Indo females as vendors and associated traders (cooks, haberdashers etc) in the post-emancipation and indentureship periods to the present are astonishing, and full of potential; if only the wider society could perceive of those...

Sunday, August 27, 2017

Former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, in a speech at the Hoover Institution in 1991, exalted the uniqueness of American society.

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