All Leaders Need Archilochus

When I worked in the sugar industry I remember once discussing a problem with a young and junior colleague. I was absolutely certain that I had the right…

Between Finite And Infinite

Immortelle and Bhandaaraa Poems, Lelawattee Manoo-Rahming’s second collection of poems, comes eleven years after her trail-blazing first volume Curry Flavour which signalled her arrival as a leading Caribbean…

Julien Firm In Ghana Aluminium Project

Kenesjay, the Trinidad and Tobago-based energy consulting firm founded by Professor Ken Julien, has struck a major deal involving an aluminium project in Ghana.…

A Time To Introspect

We are at a cross-road and what I have to offer today is not just a speech, nor is it a lecture. It is, in part, a cry…

New Momentum For Transparency In Oil, Gas

ONE step in the fight against corruption in the oil, gas and mining sector was made in Port of Spain last week when a broad cross-section of professionals…

Black Swan Author In Tdad Nov 5

Nassim Nicholas Taleb, the Lebanese American philosopher, essayist, statistician, and bestselling author (The Black Swan, Fooled by Randomness) will be a keynote speaker at the TTCSI National Services…

Building A Cultural Bridge To London 2012

As Stratford prepares to welcome 80,000 people on July 27 for the opening of the London Olympics, with another 80,000 expected to view it on big screen…

The Godmother

You are standing there, maybe covered in cinders, tear-stained, maybe just low on energy or lacking in self-esteem, maybe bereft of vision or stripped of hope, maybe unloved,…

Tragic Glory

For those of us who have been privileged to frequent 6 Alfredo St., this is but an attempt, in a space demanded by our numbers, to remember…

Just A Great Trini Gal

Pat Bishop was a scholar, a cultural activist, and an artist extraordinaire. It would take a while for all the aspects of her contribution to our society to…

The Pat I Knew …and Love

People were being exhorted to “chase Charlie away” and in that same space The UWI Players were in the process of mounting Denis Scott’s An Echo in the…

A Chance Encounter

When, in April 2009, Nisha Hosein, director of Soft Box Gallery informed me of Pat Bishop’s pending exhibition, entitled Pan is a Star, I was very…

Through The Eyes Of His Students

“Given dignity a man can rise above all things. The Dom and St. Benedict’s College introduced me to dignity. Thanks for the journey.” Irving Pemberton – 1966-1971 “Here’s…

Champion Of ‘those Who Could Not Make It To Town’

My first encounter with Dom Basil Matthews occurred in 1964, when, as a teenager, I joined the staff of St. Benedict's College. Dom Basil's reputation had preceded him,…

Dom Basil Matthews- Priest And Passionate Pan-americanist

Dom Basil Matthews, the erudite Trinidadian-born Benedictine monk (1911-1999), ought to be a fixture in the popular mind of Trinidad and Tobago and the Americas. …