Prospects For The People’s Partnership

The people have spoken. In numbers which left no room for doubt they came out on Election Day and demonstrated their utter rejection of Mr. Manning and all…

Manning’s Major Missteps

Poor Judgment, Bad Decision, Incapable. It is indeed ironic that words meant for Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bisessar during the elections campaign now seem to have been tailor-made for…

Vox Dei, Vox Duo

The 29-12 outcome in the general election has been romanticised by most commentators as a major advance in the political culture of Trinidad and Tobago…

A Ministry Of Back To Basics

Its title may be cumbersome but the new Ministry of Planning, Economic and Social Restructuring and Gender Affairs offers one of the more interesting departures by the Persad-Bissessar…

Making People Power Count

The removal of the Manning administration in the May 24 elections marked the fifth time in 25 years that we have changed governments. …

What The World Owes Haiti

Some of us grow up thinking that being free means that we are at liberty to do whatever we want—as long as we don’t hurt anyone else;…

Standing Up For Real Unity

If I’m hearing the voices of everyday people correctly then it would seem that, in the context of our politics, Unity is the great need of the hour.…

Why Change Seems Strange

At the end of the first decade of the 21st Century, Trinidad and Tobago seems set to experience a convulsive political and social upheaval. …

America’s Existential Crisis

Over the past year, American politics has been riveted by the emergence of the “Tea Party Movement” which harkens back to the “Boston Tea party” that was a…

Politics For The Coalition Nature Of T&t

The case for a national party is a very straightforward one. The present Government simply is unable to govern and it has not been able to govern for…

The Political Upside Of Being Woman

Gender was not an obstacle to Kamla Persad-Bissessar’s battle for the post of UNC Political Leader. If anything, gender helped her to win. …

How Things Fall Apart

This series looks at how Sierra Leone, once known as the ‘Athens of West Africa’ and blessed with mineral resources, fell into a brutal civil war a mere…

The Political Equation Changes

Depending on how he views his world, Winston Dookeran might consider himself the biggest winner or loser in the UNC elections of January 24.…

Square-off

With 20 days to go before the United National Congress elects its political leader, two of the three candidates, Ramesh Lawrence Maharaj and Kamla Persad-Bissessar, were interviewed by…

A Presidency Besieged

AS Sarah Palin continues her campaign to remain a potential Presidential candidate in 2012 by way of television and personal appearances designed to appeal to obscurantist factions in…