Love. Pure Common Sense

Until we settle our relationship with this place, the culture of ambivalence that keeps us disconnected from yesterday and unattached to tomorrow will continue to define our responses…

Nkrumah, Prashad In Convois Line-up

The Common Sense Convois, organised by the Lloyd Best Institute of the West Indies in honour of its founder Lloyd Best, is shaping up to be one the…

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. …

Another Wasted Year

The year 2011 comes to a close with the Trinidad and Tobago economy no better off than at the end of 2010. Our economic performance can be…

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. …

Politics In The Twilight Soe

Just over forty days and forty nights after we were launched onto an apocalyptic adventure into the realm of control and containment, Trinidad and Tobago finds itself searching…

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.…

Building An Energy Bridge To Africa

They were brought shackled and in chains, unwilling participants of Europe’s expansion across the Atlantic into the New World of the West Indies.…

Development Dookeran Style

One of the distinguishing features of politics in this country over the last forty years has been the tendency for political parties to quickly dispense with the lofty…

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.…

Opportunity Lost

GOVT-PSA DEALOPPORTUNITY LOST By GREGORY McGUIRE No surprise that the President of the Public Services Association, Watson Duke, was this year’s most popular Good Friday Bobolee by public…

Gurunomics

Midway through its first fiscal year since taking office on May 24th 2010, the People’s Partnership Government seems to be still in search of a cogent and coherent…

After Carnival, Let’s Talk Business

If nothing else, Carnival 2011 will surely be remembered for two things— the return to the Savannah and the big money prizes. …

One From Eleven Leaves Little

ON the best assumptions, the West Indies team currently doing battle with 13 others opponents in the ICC World Cup in the Indian sub-continent will struggle to beat…

Mendes Records Fastest Swim Around Gasparee Island

The Trinity Masters Swimmers staged their 7th Annual Linden Scott Swim Around Gasparee Island—a distance of 5,800 meters on Sunday February 20th...…
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