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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...

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Yesterday, Hindus and the general population of T&T celebrated the Hindu festival of Divali with a public holiday. This colourful religious festival was brought to Trinidad aboard the SS Fatel Razack on May 30, 1845, and has since attracted the participation of the national population.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

It’s that time of the year when parents must figure out the choices and how it all works.

Ensuring I am always up to speed with all things parenting, means that I sit and read through many groups and from time to time I even post things to start discussions for “research purposes”.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Our politicians, and the people who adore and worship them, are going to find out someday that we badly need to sit down as adults and seriously settle important issues of national development.

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Man has been around for some one million years. You know how long that is?

Monday, October 16, 2017

You know them.

All over Facebook. With trenchant opinions. About everything political or moral in TTO. Full of know-it-all prescriptions. About what happens everywhere. Or nihilism. About what will never happen here.

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Two weeks have passed since the horrible mass shooting in Las Vegas, Nevada. Though the gunman’s motives still remain unknown, the event has once again reignited the debate over the country’s gun laws.

Sunday, October 15, 2017

The recent celebration of Republic Day had the added event of the National Awards ceremony which has traditionally been held on Independence Day.

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Here is something of the anatomy of campaign financing: how it feeds corruption and criminality; stokes tribal contentions; distorts the economy; contributes significantly to social disequilibrium; and how it diminishes the value of the vote of the individual.

Sunday, October 15, 2017

The theme of the budget—“Changing the Paradigm: Putting the economy on a sustainable path”—was a hollow promise.

Sunday, October 15, 2017

We live in the Age of Creativity. Children who entered school for the first time in September 2017 may retire around 2067. That future of work eludes us and we accept that the curriculum we enact today is the appropriate carter into that unknown future.