Dare We Believe Again?

“Caribbean youth dream of being the best that they can be, but their dreams and aspirations...are oriented outside the Region. …

Bp, Banwari And We

Compulsive PR will be the death of us. Somewhere out there is a real country called Trinidad and Tobago, going about its business, living, working, loving, scheming.…

Perils Of Propaganda

If Tobago is a thing of beauty in its simplicity, Trinidad is a thing of wonder in its complexity. In this land of mas(k), nothing is as it…

Dangerous Seductions

These are dangerous times. A government too weak to govern under terms of a democracy has decided to govern on the borrowed strength of a State of Emergency.…

Making Peace With The Past …for The Future

THIS Emancipation Day arrives with a new sense of urgency. Once, not so long ago, we were afraid that the past would be lost to us, so anxious…

In An Alter World Of Politics And Ego

In time to come, we might find compassion for Sasha Mohammed, too. …

Survival As Priority

In every way Jack Warner is the Trinidadian writ large, the extreme expression of all that defines us as a people. Inventive, crafty, opportunistic, conflicted and contradictory.…

Change. Exchange. Re-arrange.

If we were confused before, we should be clear by now on the huge difference between regime change and the politics of transformation.…

Power To The People

For a people whose Independence was signed, sealed and delivered in a fit of prime ministerial pique over the collapsed West Indian Federation, the scenes of raw humanity…

Back To Zero

The best that can be said about the current state of the politics is that, if nothing else, we have been well-conditioned for life without government.…

And So What If Jack Walked?

Once again, another administration is learning the hard lesson that it is far easier to win an election than it is to govern.…

A Self-inflicted Recession

Any lingering doubt that the honeymoon of the Kamla Persad-Bissessar-led People's Partnership Government (PPG) is over would surely have been erased by last week's show of strength…

Surviving The Opening Act

For all of Trinidad and Tobago, including the People’s National Movement, the political imperative of this moment is the success of the Government of the People’s Partnership.…

Walking The Tightrope of Budget 2011

The wait is all but over. On Wednesday Sept 08, 2010, the Dream Team of key sectoral partners assembled under the People's Partnership Government delivers the financial plan…

Changing Dynamics Of Fluid Politics

Last week’s Local Government election effectively brings an end to the giddy season of campaign politics that has defined public life for the past four months or so.…