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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...

Saturday, February 26, 2011

The Ravi B incident at Skinner Park on Saturday night only highlights a deeper malaise in Trinidad and Tobago of what is wrong with the promotion of culture in this country and the need for an independent commission for culture and sound directions for cultural policy and actions...

Saturday, February 26, 2011

This article is written to the people of Laventille and to the people of all other communities with similar social challenges. Brace yourselves.

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Keith Smith RIP—Part III In 23 years of writing Thank God It’s Friday, there have been only two deaths before Keith Smith’s that spurred three columns from me: my own father’s, in 1993, and Andre Tanker’s in 2002; they’ve come at ten-year intervals, I notice.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Jack Warner is the last person I thought would play the race card but then, as my mother says, “You never know.” Here is Kamla and the PP getting their licks because they don’t know their ears from their navels but all Jack could say when workers use the democratic tools to...

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Essay by Marcus Reece Seepersad, Sixth Form student of Couva East Secondary: In recent times, our country has seen much social, economic and political change.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

We are here this morning to thank God for the life of Sybil Joseph Riley and for the many blessings he bestowed on her and by extension her family and the many persons she touched during her life. Sybil Joseph was born on June 22, 1922, to Rita and Harold Joseph at Oxford Street...

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

It would be much too optimistic to hope for the West Indies to emerge from the ICC Cricket World Cup with an enhanced reputation by perhaps reaching the semi-final stage of the tournament, the cricketers having given a good account of themselves.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Newly appointed Trinidad and Tobago ambassador to the United Nations, Rodney Charles, was thought-provoking as he addressed and energised a packed room at the country’s consulate in downtown Manhattan last week.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

“How could such an assault on farmers go unnoticed by the police and the relevant authorities? Where were the police? If the media were alerted to the story, how could the police not know of that volatile situation?

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

This Carnival thing has become confusing. Five years ago the then Government bulldozed down the Grand Stand in the Queen’s Park Savannah and put mas out in the street. We were informed it was for the good of Carnival.

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