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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 2, 2017

Dearest Jenny: Vee posted on Facebook last week. And I quickly switched on the flatscreen. To Parliament TV. There you were. Dressed to the nines on Channel 11, as always. In a lovely, lacy African brownish thing, with matching gele.

Sunday, July 2, 2017

During the last ten years, the zombie genre has emerged to become a popular form of entertainment. From movies and television serials, to video games and live action (no pun intended) events, the notion of the dead stalking the living has proven to be as exciting as it is frightening.

Sunday, July 2, 2017

For the third time in 22 months, Prime Minister Rowley has reshuffled his Cabinet.

Sunday, July 2, 2017

“What’s wrong with me am I ugly or what…

ah have knock knee or what…is this normal or what…?”

—The Mighty Shadow

Sunday, July 2, 2017

During the debate on a matter of urgent public importance on the issue of flooding in the aftermath of Tropical Storm Bret, viewers of the Parliamentary Channel would be forgiven for believing they were witnessing a market brawl between vendors competing for the same customer.

Saturday, July 1, 2017

The recent episode of Anthony Bourdain’s Parts Unknown has drawn the ire of many Trinidadian people.

Saturday, July 1, 2017

It should have been expected following Thursday’s Cabinet shuffle.So Fitzgerald Hinds, latest addition to the AttorneyGeneral’s office, went with the flow when the Opposition braced him full bore at yesterday’s Parliament sitting.

Friday, June 30, 2017

It’s hilarious, and so typical. These last years, Ziya was vehemently into pink. Every opportunity to get dressed was declarative. In contrast to my choices, she would insist on locating pink pants, pink tops and pink hairclips, proclaiming that it was her body so she should decide.

Friday, June 30, 2017

It may seem distant and the issues complex, but Jamaica has good reasons to pay attention to the row, led by Saudi Arabia, between Qatar and some of its Gulf neighbours.

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

So, my son and I recently took five hours, spanning an afternoon and an entire morning, outside the Arima Magistrates’ Court waiting to pay a parking ticket. Not my ticket. His ticket. I am the designated parking ticket payment parent. The next one washes the dishes.

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