State of the Nation

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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Rowley’s Dragon Field Band Hitting the Road for Carnival

After years of taking merciless blows from various quarters for groundless accusations of incompetence in managing this complex little Caribbean twin-island republic, relief has finally come from an unexpected quarter for the bruised and battered government led by Dr Keith Rowley. Speaking at a hastily called news conference on Wednesday January 25, Rowley  announced the …

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How Christine Kangarood Kamla into Setting Up Her UNC Train for Political Wreckage

Evidence of a sub-current of tension, anxiety and wrenching heart-break running through the Electoral College of the people of the democratic republic of Sweet T+T, reared its ugly head in: Opposition Leader Kamla Persad-Persad being forced to go down on bended knees after it became obvious that a number of her anointed colleagues might have …

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Keith Captured by the Wicked TT Carnival “Jumbie”

The steel pan players – now respectfully dubbed Pannists – have begun pushing their precious instruments to the Queen’s Park Savannah stage where Preliminary rounds for the massive explosion of  music, people and colour will take place here in a few weeks time. All systems are ready for two days of magical transformation where spirits …

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Kamla Now Aiming Her Big Presidential Gun at Christine and Keith

By  keeping Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley in a state of perplexing animation by still not naming her   nominee for President of the Republic  at midnight – as she had promised – TT Opposition Leader Kamla Persad-Bissessar continues to demonstrate excellence in one of   her long-proven skills. That is, her panache for squeezing  …

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The Case for Restorative Justice in T+T

The report about Trinidad and Tobago having recorded more than 600 murders in 2022 as its worst year in history for homicides, not only badly smears the image of an essentially peaceful-loving nation, but also masks the major progress being made by  various agencies and individuals to resolve this nagging social problem. An IMF (International …

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How to Attain Excellence in the Face of Disability Issues

In keeping with the nature of things in the ever-exciting Caribbean Democratic Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, world track star Jareem “The Dream” Richards was announced in the national media as Sportsman of the Year alongside the photo  of  Olanda Speedwell, a disabled 36-year-old mother of three whose social benefit grant was reportedly taken away …

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Meet Candace: The New US 007 Bond Working Straight from the Heart While Hind’s National Security Ministry Keeps Thinking Back-to-Front

She blew in from the freezing winter like an unexpected warm breath of air, embracing the icons of our music and culture for her first appearance as the new Ambassador of the mighty USA, but stooping to conquer like the proverbial wolf in sheep’s clothing “Indeed the United States is an imperfect union, yet at …

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