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Saturday, March 12, 2011

This year I decided to shed “pretty mas” and play to the sounds of the steel pan. In a modest costume, I was chipping down the road with Starlift. From Ariapita Avenue, down St Vincent Street to downtown, the rhythm of the pan was intoxicating.

Friday, March 11, 2011

There is no shortage of competitions in Trinidad, especially during Carnival, and along with that there is this penchant for verification of results.

Friday, March 11, 2011

Listening to the TV news on Friday, I heard the owner of Samaroo’s in Port-of-Spain say that the sales for Carnival were really great.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Both the Trinidad and Tobago Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals and the Animal Welfare Network are very concerned about the poor treatment of dogs used for security duties at Carnival events.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

As an avid reader of your newspaper, I felt obliged to write in and comment on such a historic moment when Machel Montano graced the Soca Monarch stage last Friday.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Brian MacFarlane’s mas offers us a powerful concept to fashion, to design, to choreograph our political life. The masman creates the philosophy, the format, the concepts, and the people execute the dance, the theatre, the mas.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

To hell with doctor, lawyer, engineer, banker, businessman, architect, pundit and priest!

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

I read with interest the article by Ryan Ramoutar in the business section of the Guardian on February 17 (“In defence of Dookeran”).

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

At the neighbourhood bar, the main topic of conversation, within recent times, has been the seemingly uncontrollable crime wave engulfing the country.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Open letter to Trade and Industry Minister Stephen Cadiz: An article in a February 27 newspaper drew the public’s attention to the sorry state of our Red House and your name was given as chairman of a committee to oversee its restoration.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

The People’s Partnership Government proposes a tripartite classification of murder into first, second and third degree, which copies and adapts the UK’s Law Commission 2006 report on murder, manslaughter, and infanticide.

Monday, March 7, 2011

With the ICC Cricket World Cup taking place in India and Bangladesh, what is the national anthem of the West Indies? After all, we do have many capable composers here. With kaiso, reggae, chutney, zouk we can certainly come up with something to be proud of.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

On February 25, I received a call from my cousin Timmy who lives in Miami. He was in Trinidad for Carnival and wanted to go to a Carnival event. We agreed to take in some stick-fighting. At approximately 8 o’clock that night we paid $30 each at the gate and made ourselves comfortable.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

The official or department responsible for criminal prosecution must act on the following incidents if a desperate public is to feel in some small way that there is much more to solving crime than mere talk:

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

I have been flying to Trinidad from Canada since 1965 on various airlines. I have never experienced a cabin crew as dedicated and efficient as the one who served us on Caribbean Airlines BW600 from Toronto to Port-of-Spain on February 27. This team was truly extraordinary by any standard.

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