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On Tuesday last, the new Hindu year commenced with the celebration of “Nau Raatri.” This is a nine-day period when Hindus all over the world worship God in the female form or Goddess “Shakti.” She is revered as the driving force in all Gods and she is the ultimate cause for everything that happens. She is worshipped as mother, sister and little girls. In...

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Of course, I turned down the offer and respectfully submitted that I did not believe in censorship. There were others who took up the offer who, in all probability, also supported my view that an oppressive 1936 law that targeted creative output had no place in modern society.

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Garvin Heerah, The Meteorological Services of T&T has forecast for the March to May period near normal rainfall.

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Poets, as most Trinidadians know, are people who write words that rhyme or, if they’re really good poets, don’t.

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

One determined man or woman can change everything. From the current US president to the first prime minister of Trinidad & Tobago, examples abound. But was Derek Walcott such a one?

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

​Much has been made of the “non tax” revenue raised in fiscal 2016. As always, one has to drill deep behind any data to get the true picture.

The Review of the Economy (ROTE) reveals that in 2016, the Ministry of Finance collected $15.75 billion in non tax revenue and capital revenue.

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Cricket in the air. Pakistan versus the West Indies 20/20. Nobody interested except rain. Put stumps down in the Oval and farmers and buffalo happy. One of those quicksilver 20:20 series.

Sunday, March 26, 2017

It was the most gut-wrenching, heartbreaking week on Trinidad’s killing fields. A week to despair, to give up. I had wanted to write about Kevin Baldeosingh making fun of a state institution trying to take sexual harassment seriously.

Sunday, March 26, 2017

There are reports of an illegal quarry operating in the Matura forest. An excavator is on site, destroying the trees and digging for gravel. It’s been going on for months. The worst thing is that it’s happening in plain sight of the police. An investigation must start.

Sunday, March 26, 2017

I suffer from a mild case of insomnia, making me a typical ‘night owl’. While most people are fast asleep in their beds, I am awake and usually hard at work.

Sunday, March 26, 2017

The recent announcement by the Prime Minister that he was turning to former UNC attorney general Ramesh Lawrence Maharaj to assist the Government with the revival of the death penalty caused some eyebrows to be raised.

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