President Of The Picaroon

Reading the various tributes to the late Sir Ellis Clarke, I kept thinking of the philosopher Bertrand Russell’s half-ironic aphorism:…

From Sparrow And Sobers

I was still four months short of my seventh birthday on the afternoon of March 19, 1968, when Gary Sobers infamously declared and opened the door for Colin…

It’s Showtime For Silver Stars

OW: You are on the verge of getting a hat trick- or as I’ve been told, a three-peat- as far as Panorama winners are concerned with the same…

The First Decade

The past decade has been a significant one for Trinidad and Tobago politically and economically. …

From De Distance Of Two Years Of Wisdom

The artist Alfred Codallo has left us many graphic images of our folk tales that have indelible impressions on our psychic space. …

Shame On Caricom

On Sunday evening, the international community was confronted with the epic failure of the Haitian elections under allegations of widespread fraud and voting irregularities.…

The Case For Integrated Planning

For me, the key point at which we lost our way in the UDeCOTT/HDC/NIDCO bobol, was the crossroads of the Investment Decision.…

Children Of Christmas, Too

According to one Xmas-related Christian myth, the evil King Herod, hearing a prophecy about a coming king, ordered all male infants to be slaughtered so he would not…

Mapping West Indian Writing

Unable to point to real economic, political, or social progress, Caribbean people often fall back on more nebulous criteria to prove their countries' supposed superiority.…

Wanting More

Peter Minshall was one of four panellists in a discussion on “The Future of the University” at Daaga Auditorium, UWI, St Augustine on Monday 11 October , 2010.…

Black Powerless

The possibility that the Black Power uprising in 1970 had negative effects on Trinidad and Tobago as a whole, and on Afro-Trinidadians in particular, is rarely discussed, save…

Blaming The Victim

The Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI, based in Waterloo, Ontario Canada) has jointly published with the Caribbean Policy Research Institute (CaPRI, based on the UWI Mona Campus)…

The Birdsong Model

Social entrepreneurship is not a new concept although it has emerged as a more formal discipline in the past decade with several universities offering courses and programmes.…

On Translation And Plagiarism

The struggle for independence in the Spanish American countries had a character which set these countries and people with a quite different experience from anything we have gone…

Busting The Pnm Myth

One of the stock claims made by supporters of the People’s National Movement is that Trinidad and Tobago is better off because of the party’s governance since…
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