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Wednesday, February 21, 2018

My brother-in-law, Christopher, can tell you that an empty glass bottle at the side of the road (or in your hand) in Tunapuna on a Carnival Tuesday stays there for approximately 30 seconds—if that long.

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

On the night of Sunday, August 21, 2011, as the population prepared for the week ahead, the calm of their routine was disrupted by the troubling news that a state of emergency had been declared. Was something terrible going on? Or was something terrible about to take place?

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

I am going to borrow the headline from Peter Ray blood’s excellent review of this year’s Carnival last Friday, “Time to Change the Change” not only because I agree with his criticisms but because I am appalled at the low standard of Carnival shows on TV, which he did not touch on.

Monday, February 19, 2018

The young woman, she said, took her entire family in the Jagessars’ 2018 San Fernando Carnival band last Monday. Six of them. Three generations.

Her five-month-old son had been a hit, she said, at Kiddies’ Carnival just the day before, people eager to snap his picture.

Sunday, February 18, 2018

Today we mark the first Sunday in Lent and Lent is the 40 days in which Roman Catholics try to do good to themselves and those around them. Carnival just past saw a few songs espousing love and the need to love and show love to each other.

Sunday, February 18, 2018

Pope Francis proclaimed in his Ash Wednesday Homily that Lent is the opportunity to ‘unmask’—to ‘see’ the faces of children yearning for the future.

Sunday, February 18, 2018

Carnival and calypso —can they be combined to counter crime and corruption? As I settled into my writing/study room on Ash Wednesday morning at 4.30 to flesh-out this column around a subject that had been playing around in my mind over the last weekend, the rains began cascading.

Sunday, February 18, 2018

One month from now, Trinidad and Tobago will have a new President. As the arrangements for the transition are being put in place, one can only hope that there will not be any controversies associated with it.

Sunday, February 18, 2018

The Blue Devils are menacing, the “Tribe” chic in her dental-floss-covered-behind sashays, back backs on the man, and as Kees sings in, “Hello, ... she play the ting like a banjo.” Across the grand stage, the buxom Sailor chips with ease, bosom moving to the rhythm of steel.

Saturday, February 17, 2018

In March 2014, the Reparations Commission which was established in 2013 by Caricom comprising 15 member States in the Caribbean published its Ten Point Plan for Reparatory Justice.