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Friday February 24, 2017, is one of the most eagerly anticipated days in the Hindu religious calendar. Hindus throughout the world understand the profound nature of this observance and preparations commence well in advance of the day. Unlike Divali, which has the religious and social significance and importance, and is more widely celebrated by the...

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

AG’s pecs stolen: Attorney-General Faris al-Rawi lost his pectoral muscles last Friday night when his house was broken into.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

So aaarrrrgggghhh. The Canboulay obscenity is going to be staged in a couple of days. I was going to do a rehash of all the boring facts about the 1881 Canboulay Riot, but other events—a couple of TV interviews with 3 Canal—have presented a more entertainingly macabre story.

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

The country is facing a serious economic situation for which major decisions need to be taken sooner than later. These are issues related to the exchange rate, ease of doing business, the future of Petrotrin and major policy decisions for the energy sector.

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Driving east on Friday afternoon to El Dorado, the traffic jam extended from the lighthouse, that falling symbol of Port-of-Spain superiority, into the first traffic light near Valsayn. Three and sometimes four lanes of bumper to bumper traffic, jamming, jamming, we jamming!

Monday, February 20, 2017

I promised myself to get through Valentine’s Day whole. I’d call another single friend, and we’d take each other out. I couldn’t think who. But I’d be fine. I’d hold my breath, and my head down, and not feel lonely. My social media feed was kind.

Monday, February 20, 2017

Twenty five years ago the Bahamas banned longliner fishing vessels—a prime cause of the unintentional by-catch of sharks—and took stewardship over its fisheries. In 2011 a shark sanctuary was declared when commercial shark fishing and all trade in shark meat and products prohibited.

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Before Dr Rowley became the prime minister, before he was appointed political leader of the People’s National Movement, we should remember that, for a while, he was treated as a pariah by members of his own party.

Sunday, February 19, 2017

The recent statement by the Attorney General that the requirement for a three-fifths majority in certain legislation has made him tired of the way that the Opposition has handled such legislation in this Parliament is very disturbing.

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Sahadeo Ragoonanan is one of those individuals who apparently have a second career writing letters to the editor, on issues ranging from trade unions to slavery to bright headlights.

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Why is Tobago (far more so than Trinidad), an island of real beauty and potential to attract visitors, failing to earn a significant share of a growing world and Caribbean tourism industry?

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