The ‘eye’ Of Fire

If someone tells you, “Yuh have no manners but I have been following your footsteps closely...” you might tend to feel a bit debased. But with much elegance…

Is The West Indies West Indian?

I believe that at this moment there in no more urgent issue for West Indians to address than that encompassed by the title I have given to this…

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.…

The Tendulkar Threat

Notwithstanding the recent optimistic mutterings of Coach Ottis Gibson, the West Indies are not about to recapture the title of World Cup champions they lost in 1983.…

Beleaguered Pro League

Defence Force, Trinidad and Tobago’s most dominant football club in a bygone era, rolled back the clock at the Hasely Crawford Stadium in Port of Spain two weeks…

Still Searching For That Strategic Entry

As is the norm, the first month of the year was characterised by the forecasts of the state of our economy from several quarters, local and foreign. …

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…

Making Space For Art To Grow

So many of his predecessors have tried and failed, but artist Dean Arlen arrives at this moment undaunted, fully prepared to take the fight forward. His mission: to…

Rikki Jai Building Bridges

As a young Indian boy growing up in Friendship Village South Trinidad, Samraj “Rikki” Jaimungal had been determined to stand on a calypso stage and stake his claim…

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.…

Freeness

After much thought, it is now my view that this country will not accomplish its development goals, at least not until the culture of political bribery that feeds…

A Tale Of Two Sillies?

It wasn’t going to be the worst of teams but it also wasn't likely to be the best of teams. So it is not entirely surprisingly that some…

Year Of High Hopes, Low Achievement

In the wake of a 2010 that will go down as a rather forgettable year for Trinidad and Tobago sport, the executive members of most of our major…

The God Complex

You, too, might go mad if you knew so much about so many, but could tell no one.…

New Eye On An Old Theme

The word that sprang to mind in looking at Cynthia McLean’s recent exhibition was “refreshing”. McLean’s exhibition was launched at the Horizons Art Gallery on 16th November and…