Pan In De Mas

Every pan aficionado has that moment of epiphany when the music transcends us into another place where nothing else matters but rubber on tinnin’ and friends, lovers, acquaintances…

The Religious State Of Mind

Religious leaders and organisations hardly ever confine themselves to what they claim to be their primary mandate: to nurture the spiritual well-being of their members and humanity in…

Moko Jumbie Love

Within minutes of my entering the Keylemanjahro moko jumbie yard in Cocorite over the Carnival season, a tiny girl comes up to me, tilts her head teasingly, and…

A Visual Sanctuary

Amidst all of the confusion, cacophony and political hubris being bandied about during our Carnival Season, and now during the Lenten Period, it was refreshing, if not reassuring…

Worrying Impact Of Judging On Panorama

Panorama 2012 is now concluded, and as in the past, there is lingering dissatisfaction from a number of stakeholders. …

Tribute

Whitney Houston is dead! A cloud, we never imagined to be darker than night, rushes across the sky, reviving in us such depth of melancholy; we are forsaken!…

Out Of A Muddy Pond…

So we have come to the end of another season of fete. For many participants and non participants alike, this annual ritual is nothing more than therapeutic relief…

Browsing Through Life

As I get older, the attractions of foreign travel and the lures of encountering new places and fresh faces are rapidly fading. …

Rhythms To Revive The Spirit

Music from cultures across the Caribbean, mixed with 3-Canal, Steelpan, Mungal Patasar and the voices of the Freetown Collective will come together in a single production designed to…

Love. Pure Common Sense

Until we settle our relationship with this place, the culture of ambivalence that keeps us disconnected from yesterday and unattached to tomorrow will continue to define our responses…

Carnival Is Not Woman

Some years ago a young male student told me that while on the streets for carnival, video camera in hand, he was surprised by the reaction from the…

Jack’s Chequered Jacket

Give a dog a bad name, the adage tells us, and hang him. Presumably, in Trinidad and Tobago in 2012, if your surname is Warner, the first part…

Seeking Justice For Gayle

Even those who hold power legitimately ought not to exercise such power arbitrarily. Indeed, the history of judicial review is primarily about the struggle of the courts to…

From Mask To Masquerade

The carnival offers the chance to have a new outlook on the world, to realize the relative nature of all that exists, and to enter a completely new…

Young Designers Make Waves In London

A group of thirty T&T designers created quite a stir when their work went on display in London last month.…