Should We Make Duke Tobago’s PM for Good and Bad?

Trinidad and Tobago is teetering on the brink of cataclysmic change. A tsunami is churning up in the waters of the Atlantic Ocean as the islanders move around with eyes wide shut, distracting themselves with minor issues such as Carnival 2022; the lifting of the State of Emergency and the Tobago House of Assembly Elections …

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Lord! Put a Hand!

In the midst of our usual display of  resilience in the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s interesting to observe how the people of Trinidad and Tobago have become fearful about a deadly, all-embracing virus known as Crime. Evidence that  Crime is now  a real live problem could be heard recently in the voice of  Roman Catholic Archbishop …

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How Rabindranath transformed from an innocent Cedros Poet to Ralph of the PNM San’do West Hood, getting both testicles squeezed in the process.

It’s the tragic story of  the natural dreamer who, crushed into assuming the stance of the typical “practical” consummate politician hell-bent on survival, surrenders his yellow testicles to the sugar mill of mediocrity and collective public vilification. The painful story of Rabindranath started when a tall, chubby, knock-kneed Indian boy suddenly turned up from the …

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Little Caribbean Axes Cutting Down Big Trees of the World

One of the least expected outcomes of the UN  Climate Change Summit in Glasgow, Scotland may very well be the remarkable way in which a small group of Caribbean island nations (plus Guyana) stood up to be counted. In  demanding that  “first world” countries  take responsibility for  damage already done, the intrepid Barbados Prime Minister …

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Taking a Well-Deserved Trip Away from the Usual T+T Bacchanal

How does the leader of such a richly diversified people  escape from being the constant  moving target of spiteful vibration and life-threatening group collective hate  as he sincerely  goes about his noble mission of seeing after the needs of all? This seems to be the sorry lot of Dr Keith Christopher Rowley, Prime Minister of …

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Breathing in New Life From the Lungs of the Capital City

It’s about six pm and as a band of runners take the curve before the Emperor Valley Zoo, all walkers instinctively pull aside from this sudden wave of human energy speeding through with noisy steps  on the asphalt track conceding to their happy, “sneakered” feet. This scene is par-for-the course at the Queen’s Park Savannah …

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