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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...

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

I can’t remember where or when it was, but it was from the mouth of a school child that I first heard what turned out to be a pretty longstanding dictum: “Weather determines what you wear, but climate helps you decide what clothes to buy.”

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Apparently, if you believe the 2017 Budget, there is no Minister of Health in T&T. This is surprising. The present Minister has made some progress in the past two years. Item, his campaign against fast foods, small as it is, and limited to sweet drinks in schools.

Monday, October 9, 2017

Sextapes just aren’t news. I made that point when I returned to these pages ten months ago. I want to try to make it again.

Sunday, October 8, 2017

Recently, September 24th marked the 41st anniversary since T&T achieved Republic status in 1976. Prior to that, on August 31st our nation celebrated 55 years of Independence from Britain.

Sunday, October 8, 2017

Many years ago, while in the midst of a personal conundrum, I visited the Woodbrook home of Clive Pantin to seek his counsel.

Sunday, October 8, 2017

Last Monday, Finance Minister Colm Imbert delivered a Budget presentation to the House of Representatives that demonstrated quite clearly that he was not prepared to walk the same road that was traversed by the National Alliance for Reconstruction (NAR) government during the period 1987-1991.

Sunday, October 8, 2017

For the rule of law, the death penalty represents a failure, as it obliges the state to kill in the name of justice. (Pope Francis)

Sunday, October 8, 2017

In choosing his theme for budget 2017-2018, “Changing the Paradigm: Putting the Economy on a Sustainable Path,” Finance Minister Colm Imbert got what the objective should be right. The total dependence on oil and gas has to end, he concluded.

Sunday, October 8, 2017

Franchised ideas, which were originally intended to be only skeletal in creating a fledgling system of schooling in the Caribbean, have hardened and fossilised. Ideologies have become dogma and curiosity has become motionless. But it does not have to be this way.

Saturday, October 7, 2017

The red jerseys outside of the Parliament yesterday were not a complimentary shade of “PNM Red.”