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…

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…

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…

The Policy Delusion

Policy, like God, doesn’t exist. To be sure, policy exists as a concept in people’s minds. …

Is Religion Bad For T&t?

Several issues last month raised fundamental questions about the relationship between religion and State in Trinidad and Tobago.…

The Political Foundations Of Economic Transformation

I wrote those words in an article in my column in the Monday Express a few months ago and I quote them here because they are, I think,…

Laughing Through The Tears

Education receives the biggest share of the national budget yet we continually grieve that our students are not doing well and egomaniacs in education continue to lay blame…

Economy On A Tightrope

It is amazing how quickly the post budget excitement has evaporated. The Finance Minister’s presentation on October 10th 2011, was supposed to be a good news Budget. …

Keeping A Watch On Crimewatch

Ian Alleyne’s Crimewatch has always attracted considerable attention, particularly since moving to TV6 in April this year.…

Are Trinis Racial?

It is unlikely that Trinidadians are racist, but this does not mean that we aren’t racial. The distinction is a crucial one. Although the terms are used interchangeably…

Carnival Against Capital

While some commentators and journalists have dismissed Occupy Wall Street as carnival, lawmakers and policemen did not miss the point. …

Pat Bishop Lives…

We know something they could only guess and, for that, my love, Eye will grow accustomed to your absence like a child forever sees a parent it has…

The Art Of ‘yes, Minister’

For many years I have been promising to write this article. Part of my foot-dragging stems from a reluctance to state as fact things that I have only…

The Myth Of Dr Williams

That Dr Eric Williams was the creator of Trinidad’s society is an article of faith among commentators, including his critics. “Whatever one may think of Dr Williams,”…

Nancy Story Of East Pos ‘golden Age’

Rubadiri Victor’s op-ed feature on gangs and the golden age had the advantage of timing. A couple of days in writing, it was published on the weekend after…
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