FIFA Goliath of Football Meets TT David

FIFA – the all-powerful Goliath of world soccer – seems in danger of outplaying itself at its own game amid the eruption of a major scandal involving recalcitrant member Trinidad and Tobago as the proverbial David in a contest involving the giant versus a pint-sized opponent on the football battle field

Harry and Meghan Starring in Black Woman’s Sexual Power TT Calypso

CULTURE AND THE ARTS Harry and Meghan Starring in Black Woman’s Sexual  Power TT Calypso Scene from the skit of “Meghan, My Dear” Photo: @terrilyons82, Instagram. Port of Spain – March 1, 2020 by Rudolph Williams As the absent stars of this country’s top award-winning calypso  involving a humorous  black woman’s power-spin on their sex …

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Stuart Young and Strong

PEOPLE TT National Security Minister  Takes On  his Opponents Stuart Young and  Strong Trinidad and Tobago’s National Security Minister Stuart Young  Photo:  www.news.gov.tt Port of Spain – January 27, 2020 by Rudolph Williams Trinidad and Tobago’s National Security Minister Stuart Young displayed keen political adroitness over the past two weeks by making pronouncements which threw …

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Owen Shade A Business Musician Inspired by Jesus

BUSINESS AND INDUSTRY Owen Shade A Business Musician Inspired by Jesus Since  the first heard the voice of Jesus as a teenager living in rural Sangre Grande, east Trinidad decades ago, Owen Shade has been using his connection with his higher spiritual guide in the conduct of his life as a gospel music businessman throughout …

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TTInvest Among Best in the World

Business and Industry Among Best in tHE WORLD InvesTT Chairman Phillip Knaggs (Right)receives the award from “Site Selection” Magazine  Publisher Adam Jones-Kelly in June 2019, Sydney, Australia. Photo from news.gov.tt Trinidad and Tobago’s outstanding performance in attracting investment as part of its economic diversification thrust was highlighted last June when InvesTT Trinidad and Tobago  received …

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Great Sport Book by Distinguished Son of TT

Sport Great Sport Book by Distinguished Son of TT Publisher’s Note: In view of the encouraging number of successful performances by  today’s TT athletes, it was felt that readers could find  themselves interested in this review, written seven years  ago after the  launch of “Olympian” – a book by  Basil Ince, celebrating  TT’s  athletic heroes …

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Lake Asphalt of Trinidad and Tobago (1978) Ltd

BUSINESS AND INDUSTRY Lake Asphalt of Trinidad and Tobago (1978) Ltd: A company poised for a new take off in 2020 Lake Asphalt’s products are used on highways and roads in TT and world-wide. (Photo: Ministry of Works and Transport, Government of Trinidad and Tobago) Lake Asphalt of Trinidad and Tobago (1978) Limited (Lake Asphalt) …

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The President’s boys, girls and other outside children.

With just about three years (March 2018) in office, Trinidad and Tobago’s President Paula Mae-Weekes has found herself stewing in  the same pepper-pot of confusion and misinformation which her straitlaced  life in the Law never catered for. As a woman who is  bold and forward in both word and frame, Weekes – who once had …

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How ah lil Indian Woman make Rowley break dance in hot pants.

Like the raging bull his former boss had  more-than-once accused him of being , TT Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley was caught voraciously charging forward as if to  devour  a tiny female Indian reporter  in full glare of the country’s Media in a not-so-very Diplomatic central event on Saturday October 16. In an attack which …

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Abundant and Inventive Caribbean People So Very Unafraid of Poverty

When the Jamaican legend Bob Marley sangIn the abundance of water, the fool is thirsty, he was referring to the wide expanse of opportunity generated by Caribbean people evolving out of the crucible of slavery and indenture as one of their key learning experiences upon  arrival in this new, strange world they came to  know …

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Danger in Stereotyping TT Ghetto Youths as Criminals and Bad Boys

Being a TT citizen who’s committed to ”the real deal” as far as possible, I was pleased to accept an impromptu invitation to attend the birthday party of a youth in one of our so-called “ghetto” districts.My desire to directly experience and appreciate this separate reality has stemmed from a commitment to be able to …

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Why Was Stuart’s Voice Not in NP Story on MCTV?

The establishment of an ultra-modern fueling station on 65,000 square feet of land at Preysal, central Trinidad, with great attention paid to CNG (Compressed Natural Gas) and solar energy, is a project which generates great pride in the 43-year old National Petroleum Marketing Company Limited (NP). According to Energy and Energy Industries Minister Stuart Young, …

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How to run a democracy that’s blissfully unaware of its high mediocre standards

In a young evolving democracy like Trinidad and Tobago where standards are a moving target, some leeway is sometimes necessary to move the complex process forward.Take the most regretful example of July 27, 1990 when a Muslim radical cleric and his fellow terrorists stormed the country’s Parliament, murdered a sitting member and held the Cabinet …

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