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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, August 20, 2017

Once the damning report of the Port Authority of Trinidad and Tobago’s chief engineer was made public, which stated unequivocally that the Ocean Flower 2 passenger ferry was a completely unsuitable choice of vessel to service the sea bridge, the Prime Minister had to act.

Sunday, August 20, 2017

One of the cornerstones of a free and fair society is the existence of an equally free and fair press. This is a sentiment that can’t be overstated and shouldn’t be taken lightly.

Sunday, August 20, 2017

The clamour for the Central Bank to release larger quantities of foreign exchange to the market and the simultaneous urging of the monetary and fiscal authorities to allow the value of the TT dollar to slide in relation to the US dollar have been loud and consistent.

Sunday, August 20, 2017

Last Sunday I reviewed some aspects of the “Sustainable Nation” forum that was hosted by Caroni Central MP Dr Bhoendradatt Tewarie at the Arthur Lok Jack Graduate School of Business on August 9 instant. This week, I will examine some excerpts of Tewarie’s speech at the forum.

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

It may well be that by the time this column goes to print there would have already been a number of letters of resignation/dismissal notices on several desks, both at the Ministry of Works and Transport and at the Port Authority.

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Two things interest me about our latest star athlete, Jereem Richards. One, why did we not know more about him? I thought it was me.

Monday, August 14, 2017

That, I’ve concluded, is what I do best here. Small stories that I think in the telling become enlarged. Today I wanted to tell the story of a family, about how the US Embassy in Port-of-Spain denied a widowed parent a visa to go to a child’s university graduation. Valedictorian. Elite college...

Sunday, August 13, 2017

In 1961, Trinidadian-born writer VS Naipaul published A House for Mr Biswas, the story of an unlucky and downtrodden Indo-Trinidadian man who sets the goal of owning his own home.

Sunday, August 13, 2017

It is not surprising that US President Donald Trump is leading the chorus to prosecute the leakers of government and state information to the media.

Sunday, August 13, 2017

This week saw yet another controversy in respect of the procurement of a ferry to service the sea bridge, fast on the heels of the one concerning the lease by the People’s Partnership of the Super Fast Galicia cargo ferry, but this time under the People National Movement’s watch.