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Of Party Insiders who Survive on Increasing Power and Panty Politics

Ever since I began attending internal meetings of the Party 35 years ago, I have become increasingly conscious of the other  meetings that had  occurred during and after the real meeting. As time progressed, I began to understand that some of these timely encounters could assume greater importance  than the moments when decisions were taken …

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Understanding the Power of the “Simple” Political Party Group

It must now be a crucial issue engaging the party in terms of  how independent the  media professional  can really be. Ever since the early days of party politics, leaders like Dr Eric Williams, Simboonath Capildeo, Bhadase Maharaj, Karl Hudson-Phillips, Basdeo Panday and ANR Robinson  have displayed their recognition and respect of the party group …

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How Titans Can Become Targets for Paper Tigers in Politics and in Sport

It was not surprising  that while Trinidad and Tobago Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley was eagerly congratulating Commonwealth Games Gold winner Nicholas Paul on his “ tremendous achievement” on July 30, the esteemed Professor Selwyn Cudjoe was criticising the PM for  his love of Golf. “It might have been that Rowley was working very hard …

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Why Stuart Young keeps Leading from in Front

By standing out prominently at the Suriname Energy, Oil and Gas Summit 2022, Trinidad and Tobago’s Energy and Energy Affairs  Minister Stuart Young continues to demonstrate how young persons in public life  can express  a high level of commitment in the public domain without allowing  naked political ambition to get the better of them..  Young, …

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PNM Bound to Win as long as Kamla Leading the Opposition, Ent?

Whatever concerns citizens might have been harbouring of the political future of  of long-absent Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley,  have now  been dissed by the victory of Kamla Persad Bissessar’s “Star” posse at the UNC’s (United National Congress) internal elections for a number of reasons, including: Report of a low turn-out at the polls indicate …

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Even When Our PM’s Missing in the Storm: All Ah We is One Famalay!

After receiving word of their leader’s plan to return home after more than  three weeks AWOL,  all Zandolies have begun to peep out of their – curtained  holes, especially with the announcement about the coming Storm that never came in full. In any case, PNM-Till-Ah (People’s national Movement) loyalists and other citizens of  free colour, …

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T+T Actors Winning and Waiting

Even as Trinidad and Tobago’s Mishael  Morgan was triumphantly brandishing her Emmy Award in LA on  the  night of Saturday June 25, another young talented Trini named Akil Gerard Williams was quietly working a New York stage at  this year’s edition of BAMcinemaFest, a vital annual showcase of independent filmmakers. “The Young and the Restless” …

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Roget Was Right to Call Out Employers For Criminal Exploitation of Workers

Yes! We doubt that  any sane person living in  this vibrant twin-island democratic took  CPO Daryl Dindial seriously when he recently  offered  Prison Officers  a woeful Two Percent increase for the period 2014 to 2021, to start negotiations for a new collective agreement.  Neither did any of us buy the CPO’s limp excuse about the …

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Aborigine Basketry in Venezuela’s Handcraft Culture

Humanity has always used containers. Historically it could have been useful a shell or a pumpkin, but, soon had to find an easier way to transport the fruits of the harvest, hunting and fishing. Baskets allowed people a method to leave hands free. Anthropologists, archaeologists and textile arts specialists agree that basketry was a universal …

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