State of the Nation

Time for Labour’s War Drums To Beat Out Songs of Glory

As the war drums of Labour Day  vibrates violently in home-town  Fyzabad, south Trinidad yesterday, this senior found himself asking himself: How come the labour movement has been able to remain historically embedded in a mind-set that speaks to subservience, poverty and lament in the face of the great abundance of resources available over  decades …

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Oh My Pappa

Many Caribbean men who usually access Trinidad and Tobago trumpeter Errol Ince to re-create  the Father they had lost in their personal experience, may be mildly surprised at the precious gift which has suddenly become available  with revelations of the difficult events overcome by  the same man whose soaring notes had given comfort to so …

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Young T+T Stars in a Winning Streak that Can Ensure our Future is in Safe Hands

The hearts of every Trini soared to wuthering heights in the national stadium on Sunday night (June 13)  when John-Paul Rochford made it 4-1 in injury time to beat  St Vincent and the Grenadines  and seal the deal for Second Place in Group C  in the Concacaf Nations League. Trinidad and Tobago are next in …

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The Friends with Benefits Trinis Get for Too Much Ethnic Wine, Wood and Iron

As a Trinidad and Tobago citizen with all the world’s major ethnic blood lines flowing through my East Indian-looking body and my African state of mind, it has been some time now since I embarked on a search for The real meaning of the T+T Man . This is in the special context of his …

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Places Where Journalism and Integrity Do Not Always Mix

A few short days after the NAR routed the PNM out of political power for the first time in 1986, only a few eyebrows were raised when South Express Chief Harry Partap was slipped in as a minister in the new government. In recent times, a significant number of  media practitioners have continued to be …

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Here’s Why Cutting Out Can Sometimes be a Good Thing

The exciting story of a simple Jehovah’s Witness named Winnifred Williams started on Charles Street, Cobeaux Town, Port of Spain where this enterprising woman who had run from her jealous Indian husband in Couva, took care of her three children by Pressing and Curling the hair of neighborhood customers while writing stories in a copybook …

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Why Rowley Must Stamp T+T’s Greatness on the World Map NOW!

Will  Trinidad and Tobago’s Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley – a very bright and level-headed intellectual by the highest standards – will Rowley be the   Leader to shove this tiny twin-island Caribbean republic to take that quantum leap  whereby we shall comprehensively transform the world’s current mind-set  with Carnival as our main form of …

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How TT’s Communications Puppet Masters Learned to Mix Painful Price Hikes with Some Pleasurable Uplifts to Ease the Tension

While Sweet T+T  remained a very cool, breezy day today, the astute population did not lose sight of  how the region’s three consummate puppet masters were happily pulling their communications strings as one to keep the temperature from rising. For those who understand Keith Rowley, Colm Imbert and Stuart Young, this trio would have been …

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Trying Hard to Come to Grips with T+T People’s Most Confusing States of Mind

What kind of effin  mind could put God out of their thoughts and calmly attempt such a deliberate ,violent act of destruction against hundreds of thousands of innocent people in their own community, then possibly appear next morning among the protestors for better water facilities? This must be the harrowing thought with which the dedicated …

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