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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, November 12, 2017

The recent recognition by the University of the West Indies and the University of Trinidad and Tobago of significant national and international contributors to the West Indian and world civilisation is one done on our behalf, an acknowledgement we should all take serious note of, be very proud...

Sunday, November 12, 2017

Last Thursday, the Guardian reported that the Chairman of the Economic Development Advisory Board, Terrence Farrell, raised the issue of the priorities for development projects in the Public Sector Investment Programme (PSIP).

Sunday, November 12, 2017

Over the past few weeks, several events, which have a common thread, were highlighted by the media.

Saturday, November 11, 2017

Lakshmi Girls Hindu College now holds the record for winning the President’s Medal three years in a row. I congratulate the school, the principal and teachers, the students, parent-teacher body and most of all, young Veshala Goon.

Saturday, November 11, 2017

For a change, several UNC MPs were sporting red in Parliament yesterday.

Not that they’d switched to the PNM. Most were just wearing Remembrance Day poppies.

Friday, November 10, 2017

You don’t have to be politically minded to see that politics in our country today represents all that is unattractive, dark and unappealing to the right thinking, socially conscious in our society. No longer is it the noble profession Aristotle once spoke about.

Thursday, November 9, 2017

In Trinidad and Tobago, the subject of corporal punishment both at home and in schools has been a divisive one, raising much discussion about the role of parents in preparing their children to integrate as decent citizens in our society through discipline.

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

I recently saw a meme that depicted the typical stages of evolution—ape gradually straightening up to man.

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

I want to talk today about potholes. But first a little background, because there is a way of wearing the hard times to which we have apparently not paid sufficient attention.

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

The word “bank” is not an obscenity, though it is often used in conjunction with other, more colourful, four-letter words. Despite the television and print advertisements depicting scenes of smiling employees helping out satisfied clients, the reality is a lot are less cheerful.