Eric Williams, Citizen

In my mind, there should be no greater challenge for man than the adventure to seek and to discover intimacies of self that would reveal the definitiveness of…

Encounters With Genius

Such men as these walk onto a field of play, or enter a room, and their life-force brings everyone to silence and attention—these were two men who in…

Milly’s Revenge

In his first words before the UK Culture, Media and Sport parliamentary committee, interrupted his son to say, “This is the most humble day of my life”.…

Sex, Lies And T&t

For some years now, I’ve been trying to construct what I call a Hypocrisy Index for Trinidad and Tobago.…

End Of An Error

As I contemplated the rapid and dramatic series of events that have once more cast former FIFA vice-president Jack Warner in the unwanted glare of the world media…

Not Even A Funeral Note

Only an intense absence of irony could have spared Caricom Heads from noticing the absurdity of the pomp and ceremony surrounding their gathering for the 2011 Heads of…

Our Unresponsible ‘elite’

It was the inimitable Lloyd Best who coined the adjective ‘unresponsible’ and used it to describe and characterize the elites of Caribbean society. …

Fact And Fiction Of Indians’ Arrival

As with every ethnic event, Indian Arrival Day affords ethnocentrists the opportunity to exaggerate, misrepresent, or lie outright about the virtues of their particular group. …

From Independence To Globalised Colonialism

Last Tuesday (May 31st) marked the 22nd anniversary of the death of the towering Trinidadian intellectual and activist CLR James.…

Clr And Selma An Unfinished Reminiscence

In the summer of 1962, at the end of my graduate studies in civil engineering, while waiting for London engineering firms to decide after several applications whether one…

Decoding The Statstics

Most Trinidadians are not racist. But they are more racial in public affairs than in their personal interactions.…

Abysmal Soundings

The barrage of contravening views that recently met deep, seething feelings expressed by Mr. Nizam Mohammed, all added up to another item in the spate of farces, even…

Rich Nation, Poor People

The Minister of Energy and Energy Affairs, the Honourable Carolyn Seepersad-Bachan, announced on 8 December 2010 that the Government of Trinidad and Tobago...…

Writing A Wrong

The death of journalist writer Keith Smith last February catalysed an outpouring of accolades. He was hailed widely as Trinidad’s best writer, but many of the encomiums struck,…

The Values Of Carnival

The late Lloyd Best characterised Carnival as “the central rite” of Trinidad culture. If so, then the lack of lucid writing on the topic is a good measure…
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