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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, September 22, 2017

If nuclear deterrence is a cardinal principle, why should it be a cardinal principle only for a few? Why should North Korea denuclearise when others are not doing so? When the others are testing and enhancing their nuclear capacity?

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Many commentators compare us with the likes of Singapore, Taiwan with respect to our economic development and invariably our failure to develop is placed on the ineffectiveness of our governance.

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Over the past few days, the media have literally come under attack. At the premises of A&V Oil and Gas in Penal (A&V), Guardian Media photographer Kristian De Silva and others were assaulted and their belongings (camera and vehicle) were damaged and/or destroyed.

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Last year around this time the country lost a young mother to suicide. She jumped to her death while on vacation. If ever there was a silver lining to be found was the awareness that the news brought to mental illness and post-partum depression.

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

There are at least two often mocked and reviled institutions that come to the fore each time Caribbean societies face the annual challenges of our geography. For at least six months of the year and even more, there is talk of their irrelevance and virtual uselessness.

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

So how’s Bernard doing, I asked. Two weeks after he had gone up to Florida to start college, Irma hit. He’s fine, was the answer but classes haven’t started, university is being used as a hurricane shelter. Bit of stress, no?

Monday, September 18, 2017

Let me tell the story again. How I went Brooklyn. For Pan. Carnival Thursday night. Entering Despers USA’s panyard, I brush past police. On duty. Inside, news spreads. Kathleen Reilly, who’s waged a long nuisance campaign against the band, has herself been arrested. For harassment.

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Last week I wrote about the lack of love and forgiveness among our people. Lo and behold, the second reading at last Sunday’s Mass was Romans 13:10 which said, “You must love your neighbour as yourself.

Sunday, September 17, 2017

The Book of Exodus tells the story of the liberation of the Hebrew people and their flight from Egypt.

According to the text, following Pharaoh’s refusal to release them from bondage, God smites the kingdom with ten plagues.

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Last Monday a daily newspaper reported that “Minister in the Office of the Prime Minister Stuart Young yesterday described former minister Devant Maharaj’s complaint about the proposed Sandals Beach Resort in Tobago to the Integrity Commission as unpatriotic and ‘even traitor-like’ from someone...