Between Murky Waters And Silver Lining

For followers of Chinese astrology, 2012 is the Chinese year of the water dragon. According to one source, the dragon is a major symbol…

Trademark Battle Over ‘demerara Gold’

Guyana is in court battles in Canada and the United States, following lawsuits filed by a Canadian company owned by a Guyanese-born man, but…

2009—a Good Year For Art

To say that 2009 was a challenging year for the arts would be an understatement. Within our relatively small art community, the goal of…

Leroy Clarke—a Known Mystery

In Port of Spain, Trinidad, beyond the 1930s the community was most intolerant of a young woman not married even getting pregnant. …

Wendy’s Coming Of Age

This is a cleverly written book because it employs a series of signifying practices in order to communicate the story of a young Trinidadian…

Rugby Brethren…

In Marabella, just off the main road, there is a small village called Bayshore known by most as the notorious “Train Line”. …

Rough Ahead For J’ca

Jamaicans have entered the New Year in a season of economic turbulence. Layoffs and rising prices are the order of the order due to…

Choosing ‘restless Unease’

“The energy business is very dangerous.” Most people who work in the energy sector readily agree with this declaration from BPTT CEO and chairman…
Panland's miniature pans

Controversial Pan Patent Lapses

The US steelpan patent that rocked Trinidad and Tobago 20 years ago has lapsed on “fee-related” grounds and the patent is now listed for…

Social Stratification In Trinidad, 2k0ax

The fire-coloured flyer from the University of Trinidad and Tobago (UTT) announced a symposium on “Social and ethnic stratification in contemporary Trinidad and Tobago”.…

Guyana’s Professor Of Pan

You wouldn’t guess that Roy Geddes is seventy. Clad in his trademark Kangol and jeans Guyana’s celebrated Professor of Pan looks a full ten…

Emancipation ’69

The August 1st celebration of emancipation in Trinidad and Tobago coincided with an event that took place thirty-nine years ago that may have eluded…

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…

Leon Taffari Phillips The People’s Baker

“Chee Mooke Passes On” was the big banner headline of Newsday Friday 11th June 2010. How appropriate and significantly captured. …

Signs Of The Times…. And The Cl Financial Collapse

There is some validity in connecting the events taking place in the international financial markets with the unfolding events in T&T with respect to…

A Fragment Of Walcott’s Intention

FOREWORD: Part One of this review (TTR, April 09) contends that contrary to the spirit and substance of “The Antilles: Fragments of an Epic…

Can’t Be Business As Usual For Caricom

THE Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (Caricom), after prolonged delay, have finally selected a new secretary general for the regional grouping in…

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. …

Fact And Fiction Of Indians’ Arrival

As with every ethnic event, Indian Arrival Day affords ethnocentrists the opportunity to exaggerate, misrepresent, or lie outright about the virtues of their particular…

New World’s Song Of Freedom

New World was about Independent Thought. Lloyd Best asserted that Independent Thought held the key to Caribbean Freedom. He famously declared “You can't lead…