Escaping Hurri-scapes Of Horror

The people of Dominica would be surprised to hear that they are the subject of political debate in Trinidad. Pelted far beyond the world in which they lived…

Soharee And Steelpan

Over and over, the deep-seated self-devaluation lurking deep inside the Caribbean psyche keeps tripping us up.  At every opportunity to step forward and declare ourselves boldly to the…

Innovation And Caribbean Futures

“Each generation must discover its mission, fulfill it or betray it, in relative opacity.” —Franz Fanon The creation of a future for the Caribbean is a core responsibility of…

Singing A Different Song

Earl Best gives credit where it is due. I do not habitually have difficulty believing my eyes but I awaited the arrival of Monday’s Express to confirm what…

How The Windies Was Undone

Romain Pitt tells a troubling tale  There is a hugely important story about West Indian cricket waiting to be told by some experienced energetic sportswriter.  It deals with…

Still In Play

Ashford Jackman speculates on the post-Warner scenario There are three major issues to be resolved in the ongoing theatre that is the state of football in Trinidad and Tobago…

Dom Basil Matthews: God’s Pedagogue

By Winthrop R. Holder “The country … seems to be trapped in a state of in-betweenity.” —(DBM) Finding, the almost-hidden, “Dom Basil Matthews: Nihil Omnino Christo” in the back…

Publisher Be Damned

By Kevin Baldeosingh At the Bocas Literary Festival which takes place later this month in Trinidad and Tobago, a “Caribbean Literature Action Group” (CALAG) will be formed. This…

Squaring Up For The Climate Challenge

Roger Pulwarty, a Trinidad-born climate scientist, livened up proceedings with an easy style that mixed humour with information on the impact of climate change on the Caribbean. Pulwarty…

Hope And Hard Wuk

Five Years Later… By Ravi Mulchansingh I never met Lloyd Best personally. I now regret my procrastination. I should have taken the time and opportunity to meet Lloyd…

On Being Carib-being

“…hidden within the samba there are the ancient pulsations brought by the African diaspora, the memory of sacred drums and the words of the griot. But there are also…

Morning After Musings

By Dario Euraque and Milla Riggio Writing on behalf of our colleagues, we from Trinity College, Hartford, CT.,  want to thank the Lloyd Best Institute of the West…

Thank You

For eight days of sheer wonder and marvel, We the People and Friends of the Caribbean gathered under the auspices of the Common Sense Convois in communities throughout…

Sailing From Heart To Heart

By LAURIE ANDALL  On January 13th 1995 Lloyd Best blessed Scherzando panyard with his presence and gave an historic lecture entitled “Schools in Pan”, the seminal thesis on…

Disempowered Democracy

Trapped In The Excruciating Paralysis of the Fevered Dreamer The sheer dross of what passes for politics in this country is enough to weigh the soul down with…
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