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The thought of bringing children into this de­praved world used to give me pause. Three years of working in non-profits to support victims of sex crimes placed ten thousand nightmares into my mind’s eye. I have learned to eliminate that fear by fighting to make a difference.

The present state of our nation’s law enforcement apparatus leaves much...

Sunday, July 9, 2017

In November 1943, Prime Minister Winston Churchill, that indomitable persona of scholar, soldier and statesman criticised his military council. He said, “…you may take the most gallant sailor, the most intrepid airman or the most audacious soldier, put them at a table together—what do you get?...

Sunday, July 9, 2017

“Had I known that the swearing-in would become an issue—if I had a crystal ball to look into it and ask if I appointed her, the swearing-in would have resulted in this—clearly I wouldn’t have.” These were the words of Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley at a press conference last Monday to discuss...

Sunday, July 9, 2017

Use the stimulus resulting from Sabga-Aboud’s bragging about the power and influence of the Trini Syrian-Lebanese community, notwithstanding its small size, to ensure that you and your groups can catch up with the surge of that business/social group.

Sunday, July 9, 2017

The recent controversy in respect of the reappointment of the Port-of-Spain South MP, Marlene McDonald, as a Cabinet minister and the revocation of her appointment just 48 hours later overshadowed a major reason for poor governance in our country under this and the previous administration,...

Saturday, July 8, 2017

There was a light air around the Senate benches on Thursday. End-of-school vibes since Parliament’s two-month recess began from yesterday.

Friday, July 7, 2017

Wednesday afternoon found me playing a game. Every two years, the Institute for Gender and Development Studies at Cave Hill hosts a summer Institute in Gender and Development.

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

In this column I produce a shortened version of a presentation made by Dr Fazal Ali, Chairman of the Teaching Service Commission, at the Maha Sabha’s Indian Arrival dinner held at Radisson Hotel in Port-of-Spain on Saturday, May 27, 2017.

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

It’s the rainy season, now belatedly known by many Trinis as the “hurricane season.” Better late than never.

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

On August 22, 2013, nearly four years ago, the then Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissesar and Leader of the Opposition Dr Keith Rowley, held talks on the escalating crime situation in the country.

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

A generation ago I confidently thought that by now, well into the 21st century, needles would be a thing of the past. Not so. Needles are alive and well, if sharper and easier to handle. They are also disposable. At the Port-of-Spain Hospital in 1977, they were not. No money, they said.

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