Escaping Hurri-scapes Of Horror

The people of Dominica would be surprised to hear that they are the subject of political debate in Trinidad. Pelted far beyond the world…

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…

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…

Rugby Brethren…

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

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…

What Is Guyana’s Index Of Wellbeing?

A man is murdered, a woman beaten and raped, a child horribly abused, a business robbed, a home terrifyingly invaded. …

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…

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…

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…

The Griot’s Tale

The first few lines of The Griot’s Tale grip the reader with the childhood ritual of storytelling. A mother opening the eyes of her…

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…

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…

Boopsingh’s Dream Project On Course

THE project to which Trevor Boopsingh dedicated much energy in the final years of his life was the Eastern Caribbean Natural Gas Pipeline,…

Panel On ‘black Woman’s Agenda’

The Lloyd Best Institute of the West Indies (LBIWI) will host a panel discussion on "The Black Woman's Agenda" as a curtain raiser to…

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…

… And The Circle Of Blind Hope

In my Hockey-playing days at Paragon, a certain coach would repeatedly admonish us, whenever we lost a game, about our tendency to look at…

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. …

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. …

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…

Panday’s Deepening Dilemma

Gideon Hanoomansingh, host of Heritage Radio’s “Morning Sunrise” show, made the comment to Vasant Bharath as I sat with them on a 90-minute programme…