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In the past week I remembered a scene from the popular Christmas comedy, Home Alone. In the first movie, which was undoubtedly the best of the series thus far, everyone was busy packing their stuff as they were about to travel on a Christmas trip. Little Kevin (the main star) is questioned by his sister as to why he was worried, after all, their mommy...

Friday, November 17, 2017

The statistics revealed before the Joint Select Committee on mental health services and facilities provided for children in Parliament on Wednesday, were deeply troubling, but not surprising.

Friday, November 17, 2017

In T&T there is an often underreported problem about the relationship between the weight of children’s school bags and their health. A colleague recently raised his anxieties with me.

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Social learning involves looking to others for cues as to what is important, specifically, which traits are seen as valuable to others. Learning what is valuable affects our own ideas and ambitions towards becoming more valuable to others.

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

In a small village in south Trinidad today, there is a 16-year-old student who has only now returned to school since Divali last month. The jury is still out on whether her hearing will ever fully return and she is on a regime of medication to ease the constant pain.

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Only a month has passed since the shooting in Las Vegas, Nevada and America is once again a nation in mourning. On Sunday, November 6, in the small Texas town of Sutherland Springs, a lone gunman entered a church during its service and killed 26 parishioners.

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

The country seems anxious.

Monday, November 13, 2017

The story isn’t on stage. It’s in the applause. That moment when a spontaneous connection erupts and interrupts something we can all recognise with something new, a reverberation in the air between actors and audience, and a sense of possibility about which they agree.

Monday, November 13, 2017

Everyone who is single (other than you and me) is single for a reason. The adventure of dating someone is to eventually discover that reason. People capable of relationships—are in them.

By the time they’ve reached our age, anyone capable of a relationship is already in one.

Sunday, November 12, 2017

It was the season of graduations. As I looked at the beaming faces of proud parents, scholarship winners and graduates of university programmes all I saw was hope reflecting in their eyes.

Sunday, November 12, 2017

Icons sustain an image of the minority who by dint of their special potential scale the towers of accomplishment.

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