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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...

Friday, December 15, 2017

In 2011 the PP government introduced the Anti-Gang Bill 2011 in Parliament. Because the Bill infringed rights, a constitutional majority was needed to enact it. The PNM Opposition supported the Bill and the Anti-Gang Act 2011 became law.

Friday, December 15, 2017

Notwithstanding many calls for economic diversification, especially where agriculture is concerned, I do not believe that any effort has resonated as well as the work of the NGO called WHYfarm, a dynamic institution, which was founded by Alpha Sennon, a graduate of the University of the West...

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Last week I shared my views about Santa on radio, then on social media The outrage was unreal.

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Parliament watchers of more than just a few years would not have been overly shocked or surprised at the outcome of last week’s debate on the Anti-Gang Bill 2017.

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Sometime in the near future, when gender equality has been embraced by all of human civilisation, historians might refer to the events of these last few months as the Great Weinstein Fallout .

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Skin-to-skin is a technique of newborn care where babies are kept in intimate skin contact, with a parent, typically their mother. Doesn’t have to be the mother. Any family member can do skin-to-skin.

Monday, December 11, 2017

Plastikeep is under attack. Let us not bare our racial, egotistical and partisan fangs, as per usual, to destroy it; take what is holy and make it unholy. Paint the saint into the face of the devil. Plastikeep has done good. Not bad.

Monday, December 11, 2017

I’m in Fiji at the Civicus World Assembly. Civil society organisations and activists from around the world are gathered to renew energy and redefine strategies for transforming injustice as experienced across the planet.

Monday, December 11, 2017

In a shooting with all the hallmarks of a bias crime, a well-loved trans woman, a performer, an HIV worker, a community advocate, was murdered Tuesday. Sasha Fierce she chose to be called.

2017 Murder Victim #465. It is a pain virtually no one in the nation is spared.

Sunday, December 10, 2017

Laventille is an experience. Laventille is not a depressed community, but it is necessary to change the mindset of some people,” said the Hon Fitzgerald Hinds, Parliamentary Representative for Laventille West and Minister in the Office of the Attorney General.

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