TT Women’s New Spin On Leadership

When Tobago-based Independent Senator Dr Maria Dillon-Remy upset the whole TT Parliament on December 8 by voting for the Procurement Bill, she joined the long line of women who are blazing the trail for a new direction for Trinidad and Tobago.

A shining star among  so many ladies now flying the red black and white flag, Dillon-Remy –  with one decisive turn of her key vote – unexpectedly served her Tobago Ah-We-Boy with a badly-needed Christmas gift as he turns to face the election battle for the sister isle next month. 

Venezuelan Hell Away from Home

The recent torching of a house in the northern hills of Port of Spain leaving three reputed Venezuelans charred to death is just another cruel reminder of the kind of torture which faces immigrants from the south west peninsular just seven miles away.

Since about a year ago, the “panyols” have been arriving on the shores of this tiny twin-island neighboring state by all means of transport in flight from the besieged Nikolas Maduro regime.

The problem for our most welcoming TT National Security Stuart Young is the real nature of  these groups of “refugees” among which are hidden drug traffickers, child molesters, gun runners and toddlers clothed in drugs.

TT’s Bravest and Baddest Man Eater

On a hot Siparee night vamping with the curried crotches of drunk, yellow-bellied men drooping over their stools, a little Indian shivering from battered-woman -syndrome stepped with buckling knees on the big stage to give her maiden-like speech to mark her appointment as Trinidad and Tobago’s first female Attorney General.

Her obvious fright was not so much at the suddenness with which she was told she would be given the exalted position just ten minutes before, but the speed and brutality with which she knew it could be taken back by the old silver fox who could change his mind at any turn or fit of drunken stupors he was known by all to suffer from.

Dying Happy with Dennie

As he celebrates his first twenty five years on the planet, Cochese Tyler Dennie is peering far into the distant future for channels through which he can navigate  both his business endeavors and his  life in the creation of a wholesome future for himself, his community and his country.

As a young child who “liked to drive”, the enterprising Tyler with a personal push to be always “better”,  first  found himself organizing a group of boys with pails, soap water and rags into a car-wash business  in the east Port of Spain “ghetto” community where he was born.

Port of Spain Rising

Trinidad and Tobago’s capital city is taking the high road to resurgence and renewal as the Caribbean’s future “City of Festivals”.

Located  in  Trinidad on the southern-most-point of the lesser Antilles island chain, Port of Spain was the convenient  entry-point for invading European forces depositing various strains of people on  Amerindian-occupied land first called  “Cumucurapo”. 

When Death Becomes a Regular Feature Of Life

t’s not at all amusing but very funny how – at this special time of one’s life –  Death has become such a regular feature. Who would believe that barely two days after  I helped my neighbour “Jinx”* push his old car, he  died of a heart attack?

Incidentally, the way how I got the news of Jinx’s passing was also cause for discomfiting consternation tinged with humour. Or as the old people say: “Thing to cry for, you laughing”.

I got a wake-up call from Scobie, a long-time a community resident who reacted to my “Hello” in a hesitant, diffident tone.

“…I don’t know how to say this…but…”, he said solemnly, “ …I hear you dead!”

From left to right in photo) TTFA President William Wallace.Photo: TTFA Media/Allan V CraneFIFA President Gianni Infantino Photo: FIFA

Mighty FIFA’s Awkward Stumble

Football fans who now miss attending their favourite matches in large crowds because of COVID – 19 restrictions can follow an interesting side-line game in which FIFA, the world football authority, takes on minuscule Trinidad and Tobago in an on-going contest of un-equals where the mighty has been caught stumbling.

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