FIFA Goliath of Football Meets TT David

FIFA – the all-powerful Goliath of world soccer – seems in danger of outplaying itself at its own game amid the eruption of a major scandal involving recalcitrant member Trinidad and Tobago as the proverbial David in a contest involving the giant versus a pint-sized opponent on the football battle field

Harry and Meghan Starring in Black Woman’s Sexual Power TT Calypso

CULTURE AND THE ARTS Harry and Meghan Starring in Black Woman’s Sexual  Power TT Calypso Scene from the skit of “Meghan, My Dear” Photo: @terrilyons82, Instagram. Port of Spain – March 1, 2020 by Rudolph Williams As the absent stars of this country’s top award-winning calypso  involving a humorous  black woman’s power-spin on their sex …

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Stuart Young and Strong

PEOPLE TT National Security Minister  Takes On  his Opponents Stuart Young and  Strong Trinidad and Tobago’s National Security Minister Stuart Young  Photo:  www.news.gov.tt Port of Spain – January 27, 2020 by Rudolph Williams Trinidad and Tobago’s National Security Minister Stuart Young displayed keen political adroitness over the past two weeks by making pronouncements which threw …

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Owen Shade A Business Musician Inspired by Jesus

BUSINESS AND INDUSTRY Owen Shade A Business Musician Inspired by Jesus Since  the first heard the voice of Jesus as a teenager living in rural Sangre Grande, east Trinidad decades ago, Owen Shade has been using his connection with his higher spiritual guide in the conduct of his life as a gospel music businessman throughout …

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TTInvest Among Best in the World

Business and Industry Among Best in tHE WORLD InvesTT Chairman Phillip Knaggs (Right)receives the award from “Site Selection” Magazine  Publisher Adam Jones-Kelly in June 2019, Sydney, Australia. Photo from news.gov.tt Trinidad and Tobago’s outstanding performance in attracting investment as part of its economic diversification thrust was highlighted last June when InvesTT Trinidad and Tobago  received …

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Great Sport Book by Distinguished Son of TT

Sport Great Sport Book by Distinguished Son of TT Publisher’s Note: In view of the encouraging number of successful performances by  today’s TT athletes, it was felt that readers could find  themselves interested in this review, written seven years  ago after the  launch of “Olympian” – a book by  Basil Ince, celebrating  TT’s  athletic heroes …

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Lake Asphalt of Trinidad and Tobago (1978) Ltd

BUSINESS AND INDUSTRY Lake Asphalt of Trinidad and Tobago (1978) Ltd: A company poised for a new take off in 2020 Lake Asphalt’s products are used on highways and roads in TT and world-wide. (Photo: Ministry of Works and Transport, Government of Trinidad and Tobago) Lake Asphalt of Trinidad and Tobago (1978) Limited (Lake Asphalt) …

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Hoping Minshall’s Fake Death News Will Bring Life to a Carnival Bereft of Ideas

As far back as 1981, when he brought the costume Tiger Tiger Burning Bright as part of his presentation of the band Jungle Fever, it was obvious to Carnival aficionados that Peter Minshall  was not just a one-shot designer looking for approval from the establishment,but a new force to be reckoned with. This new thinking …

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Big Mike’s Carnival Rubber Talk Falls Flat on the Savannah Stage

It was a classic case of black  success  shooting itself in the foot  when, at the height of the Carnival, the legendary masquerade king Michael Big Mike  Antoine – who is also admired by all for his splendid personal architectural configuration – fell from national disgrace on the Queen’s Park Savannah stage, Port of Spain. …

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How TT Saga Boy Got Eclipsed The Real Prophets of Carnival

The spectacular rise and fall of the sexual masters of TT Carnival has been quietly eclipsed by the ascent of the prophets of  good news whose welcome predictions  and projections loudly herald the expectation of brighter days in a twin-island Caribbean republic that has been deprived of its vital safety valve for the past two …

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It’s Time to Celebrate Pan as the Internationally Identified Agency of Cultural Revolution in the History of the People of Trinidad and Tobago

It’s in the wee hours of the morning as  thirteen groups of tired  steel pan players gather ruefully in small, dim spotlights of illumination around the Queen’s Park Savannah. Observing these soldiers of a nation’s fortune reflecting in hushed tones about their performances and the points they had earned in the  the Trinidad and Tobago …

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Celebrating the Magic of Trinidad Carnival

As the tiny Caribbean democratic republic of Trinidad and Tobago (Approximately 1.6 million diverse people packed n 1,864 square feet of land) prepares to set the world on fire with her  mass dramatic cultural  event known as Trinidad Carnival or the Greatest Show on Earth, a number of thought-provoking issues rear their head, including: How …

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How Multinationals Can Be a Champion People Development

Two unrelated events involving transnationals which – on the surface – have nothing to do with the TT Carnival, reared their heads and proved to be of great significance in terms of pointing out how effective big business can be effective in promoting national development at the root level.  They were: An interview given to …

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The Meteoric Rise and Crashing Fall of Kamla Back into Jack’s Arms

A remarkable display of political histrionics is taking place on the unsettled landscape of Sweet T+T lately with: Former Prime Minister and UNC current Opposition Leader Kamla Persad-Bissessar  finding herself caught in the open  arms of a hanging Jack Warner whose FIFA empire is now crumbling from its Centre of Excellence; and International  Black Evangelist …

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Why the Old Universal Queen’s Embarrassed at Being Caught Entangled With her Middle-Aged Musical Agriculturist

Although it’s commonly accepted in Sweet T+T that Carnival allows license for anyone to leggo, dingolay and wine dong to de ground, a number of our more conservative citizens were left dumbfounded at the recent antics of one of this  country’s world-acclaimed beauty monarchs whose ancient celebrity status  impinged on her constitutional right to run …

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