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Sunday, May 27, 2018

It’s that time again when we celebrate the arrival of our ancestors from India to provide cheap labour on the British plantations and eventually settle here as part of what has become an amazing national mosaic of harmony in diversity.

Sunday, May 27, 2018

Monks at Grimbergen Abbey in the spirit industry closed their brewery in 1797 when the Austrian Netherlands were annexed by France.

In each colony there was a separate revolution from the one in France. In the West Indies it took on the flavour of rum, tobacco, and sugar.

Sunday, May 27, 2018

Politics, as practised in T&T, is as destructive a force as the hurricanes which annually blow through the Caribbean.

Sunday, May 27, 2018

Last Wednesday and Thursday, the Sir Arthur Lewis Institute of Social and Economic Studies (Salises) of The University of the West Indies (UWI) held two events in Tobago to launch its Outreach Programme.

Sunday, May 27, 2018

Economists and politicians do not debate the impact of random common-sense strategies when they analyse economic policies. One suspects the reason is that such strategies probably do not exist.

Saturday, May 26, 2018

Before I get into matters which have recently steamed up the atmosphere (unnecessarily in my view), I want to categorically assure the population that there is absolutely no religious war taking place or that the majority of Muslims, Hindus and/or any other faith, will ever be divided in their...

Saturday, May 26, 2018

UNC MP Rudy Indarsingh did his utmost best in Parliament yesterday to ensure he got his point across.

“ … May 24 is an ominous day on the general election calendar,” Indarsingh hailed out to PNM’s Marlene McDonald.

Friday, May 25, 2018

“The political and social climate that prevails in the world today emphasises difference, disunity, and destruction rather than the qualities of unity and productive and constructive energy that are required to sustain human societies.

Friday, May 25, 2018

The widespread condemnation of the decision by the secretary general of the Sanatan Dharma Maha Saba, Sat Maharaj, to deny On-The-Job trainee Nafisah Nakhid entry to the Lakshmi Girls’ Hindu College for wearing her hijab on Monday, stands as testament to the religious pluralism that exists...

Thursday, May 24, 2018

The position taken by the Maha Sabha to deny Nafisah Nakhid the opportunity to take up duties as an On-The-Job (OJT) teacher at Lakshmi Girls’ Hindu College in St Augustine because of her hijab is unfortunate. The Maha Sabha holds the view that the school dress code would be violated.

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