Three Scientists And Literature

In 2009 the world is celebrating the 200th anniversary of the birth of Charles Darwin, who, rather like Galileo and Sigmund Freud, is one of the most influential…

Self-destruction By Siren Songs Of Separatism

There is a temptation in small countries and regions far from centres of great power to believe that because we cannot influence events there, we can conduct our…

Social Stratification In Trinidad, 2k0ax

The fire-coloured flyer from the University of Trinidad and Tobago (UTT) announced a symposium on “Social and ethnic stratification in contemporary Trinidad and Tobago”.…

The View From Seventy-six

With shocking quickness, another year has gone by in a blur and I am suddenly seventy-six.…

New Amnesty, Old Attitude

On Tuesday, May 6th 2009, Prime Minister David Thompson politely informed Parliament of the policy determined by the Subcommittee on Immigration set up in June 2008.…

Bim, Bem And Bhadase

“Bim” and “Bam” are like Dumb and DOMA, Trinidadianisms for a pair of stumblers and bumblers, grumblers and mumblers.…

A Gaze Beyond The Summit

We have already noted the amount of controversy characterizing the Summit of the Americas to its very end. The Government of Trinidad and Tobago itself has received much…

Race And Roti

My son George was about six years old when we went to live in Couva in Central Trinidad.…

Anxiety Grows In Me

Let me make another trawl in the deep sea of reading which lies all around us and see what bright catch comes up.…

The Changing Demographics Of Global Power

President Lula’s remark that “the global financial crisis was caused by white people with blue eyes” elicited the predictable howls of outrage from the North from some who…
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