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.…

Distinguished Trinis, Cuban Join Common Sense Convois

Two distinguished Trinidadians working abroad and a highly respected Cuban academic are among the key speakers at the upcoming Common Sense Convois.…

Happy 76th Birthday, Bertie!

Bertie Marshall, an enduring legend of pan, turns 76 today and we of the Lloyd Best Institute of the West Indies wish him good health, great times and…

De Undaunted

This acrylic drawing (5x3) ft is one of a series of seventy-three pieces by artist Leroy Clarke called EYE HAYTI… CRIES… EVERYWHERE. (2011).…

Labour’s Changing Agenda

This is no easy world for workers. Once upon a time, many did not own even their own labour. Eventually worker rebellions opened the way for trade unions…

Nkrumah, Prashad In Convois Line-up

The Common Sense Convois, organised by the Lloyd Best Institute of the West Indies in honour of its founder Lloyd Best, is shaping up to be one the…

The New Natural Gas Age

According to the recently released 2011 World Energy Outlook by the International Energy Agency (IEA), there is an emergent “golden age” for natural gas.…

Stop De Carnival?

Criticism of the Trinidad Carnival hasn't changed much in the past 100 years. The Port of Spain Gazette in 1919 described Carnival as a festival which undermined the…

Geniuses In The Homeless Kingdom Of Pan

Post 1970 , with the windfall of consciousness, many of us began to re-examine the colonial education passed down to us by men like J.O. Cutteridge about…

Media Integrity In The Dock

For those who are only now joining the story, this is a summary of what I feel are the vital issues here.…

Will The Real Revolutionaries Please Stand Up?

Last month, the Barbados government announced with much official fanfare that the signing of the 1652 Charter would be officially recognised with a series of activities making it…
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