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Listening for those Ever Haunting Messages in Dark Back Channels

Since common expressions such as : The Sky is the Limit and  Que’ Sera, Sera (“Whatever will be, Will be”), have become of  such casual value, that they now slip off our tongues like bits of empty, meaningless debris fit only for the proverbial  dustbin. That may be one of the reasons why our young …

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Jack : The TT FIFA Hero Now Awaiting Extradition to the USA

Once looked upon as the black knight of Caribbean football, Austin Jack Warner born 1943 and now approaching 80, is now similar in status to what former Police Commissioner Gary Griffith liked to call a “cockroach” as he hides in a small corner, hopefully out of sight of the USA’s bright Extradition torch light. The …

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Watch Queen Achiever Kamla Meditating Comfortably in her Centre of Gravity

The multi-ethnic  rural town of Siparia, south Trinidad was already well known for its indigenous Parang music, the revered Saint La Divina Pastora and agricultural produce when Kamla Susheila Persad unobtrusively  emerged on the scene on April 22, 1952. Her father was a bookkeeper and worked in the accounting department of Texaco, while her mother was …

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Dying Dying

While the phrase “Dying…Dying” had become popular in 1964 because of a  little tight-tongued boy’s limitation in properly pronouncing the word “Darling” in the Mighty Bomber’s national prize winning Calypso, it’s now become a tragic lament with a correct turn of words all over the T+T landscape. In the past couple months or so, we …

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Here’s Penny With Yet Another PNM House

Recent media exposure of demure-looking TT  Housing and Urban Development  Minister Pennelope “Penny” Beckles distributing houses to beneficiaries in MP Faris Al Rawi’s San Fernando West , triggered memories of the innovative thinking employed by this country’s first Prime Minister Dr Eric Williams in his quest to win the hearts of people for life.  The …

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Waiting for our Robots to Replace Right Humans in the Wrong Places

One of the disturbing developments observed to be  taking place in recent times is the closure of  branches of one of popular, foreign-partnered banks  in this exceptionally wealthy, tiny twin-island Caribbean republic of Trinidad and Tobago. (Population: 1.6 million- about 1/3 the population of  Queens, NY (2.5 million); and – at 1,864  square feet –  …

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