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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...

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

The last time I walked down the Eastern Main Road I was 17 years old and drunk. It was Carnival Saturday night and my friends and I walked from a house fete deep in the Maracas St Joseph Valley to the Kerry house in St Augustine.

Monday, September 4, 2017

A commentator on a radio talk show in T&T agreed that it is necessary that we diversify our economy. However, he does not see a fundamental role for the Government nor the need for centres of excellence, which concentrate on the development of a few technologies/industries via innovation.

Monday, September 4, 2017

I’ve often marvelled at how my mother was part of a generation that is perhaps the one to date, across all human history, to experience the greatest scale, diversity, pace, and arguably impact, of technological change.

She lived through all but a decade of the Guardian century.

Saturday, September 2, 2017

In one of my earliest columns, I mentioned an Independence Day tradition in which my father and I discuss (more like argue) whether that hallowed event of 1962 was a mistake for Trinidad and Tobago.

Sunday, September 3, 2017

Dual citizenship reared its head once more in our political arena last week quite unexpectedly.

Sunday, September 3, 2017

To produce, air, and publish a variety of local productions on State-owned television and radio, with the associated social media network, is not merely a good proposition, it is an absolute requirement if we are going to transform this post-colonial society and begin to develop a civilisation...

Saturday, September 2, 2017

Last Thursday as we celebrated fifty-five years of Independence as a sovereign nation, for a brief moment we united to pledge our love for our country by, amongst other things, posting patriotic messages on social media, attending the Independence Day military parade and gathering to watch the...

Saturday, September 2, 2017

The T&T Guardian newspaper celebrates its centenary today, Saturday, September 2, 2017.

Saturday, September 2, 2017

It was inevitable.

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?

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