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…

Rugby Brethren…

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

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…

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. …

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Stranded On A Sand Bar Of Ol’ Talk

At the recent function observing the re-constitution of the Board of the Environmental Management Authority the Honourable Minister of Planning, Housing and the Environment…

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…

Brasil’s To Lose

When the 18th FIFA World Cup kicks off in just a few days, the principal debate among all fans is sure to centre on…

De Freitas’ Sanctuary From Confusion

Amid the whirlwind of scandal and bacchanal in the headlines, the tranquillity and solace of the Clayton De Freitas’ art was refreshing. …

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. …

Milly’s Revenge

In his first words before the UK Culture, Media and Sport parliamentary committee, interrupted his son to say, “This is the most humble day…

Our Unresponsible ‘elite’

It was the inimitable Lloyd Best who coined the adjective ‘unresponsible’ and used it to describe and characterize the elites of Caribbean society. …

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. …