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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...

Friday, September 15, 2017

Today the World observes the International Day of Democracy. As we approach T&T’s Republic Day, let us reflect on what democracy means to us.

Friday, September 15, 2017

It’s been 196 years since Costa Rica obtained its independence, a long journey that has a common history with Trinidad and Tobago: we both have evolved from colonialism and our societies are now enriched by multiculturalism because of African and Indian diasporas, as well as people from other...

Thursday, September 14, 2017

The 2017-2018 Budget presentation is almost upon us. Further, it appears that the 2016-2017 Budget has resulted in a shortfall of some TT$8 billion.

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Top-ranked, senior attorney at law Anand Ramlogan SC has been charged because head of the Police Complaints Authority, David West, says that he (Ramlogan) attempted, in essence, to prevent him from giving evidence in a case involving Dr Keith Rowley.

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

There is no solace in saying I told you so, especially when Trinidad and Tobago continues along a path towards further economic decline.

This writer and others have suggested that the current structure of property tax could not facilitate early collection.

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

The gap between old fashion parenting and modern parenting seems to be ever widening and loads of judgment appears to be the only thing forming a bridge.

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

It was particularly irksome to witness ill-informed statements concerning a perceived paucity/absence of indigenous reportage on the events leading to, and during, the onslaught of Hurricane Irma, particularly since I know the opposite to be true.

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

It’s an established fact that hurricanes named after women are more dangerous than hurricanes with male names. Seems that people simply take them on less so it’s calm before the storm, but no calm during the storm and no calm after… for long after.

Monday, September 11, 2017

I’ll tell the story from where it started. With the full 2 am flight from Piarco to Newark last weekend.

Sunday, September 10, 2017

When I think about the house I grew up in, there’s one item in particular that stands out in my mind. It was a large framed copy of “Desiderata”, a poem by Max Ehrmann (1927) that hung on a wall in my father’s office.