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Vaughnette Bigford, our local vocal goddess, has a new CD where, says Cathy Shepherd’s Thursday review, she “reinterprets 11 songs from the Trinidad and Tobago calypso, pop, soca and soul songbooks, spanning a 39-year period.” It isn’t on iTunes. It was out for weeks and I still didn’t have it. So I contemplated trekking into downtown Port-of-Spain to...

Monday, January 10, 2011

 The all-encompassing goals of ensuring peace, order and good governance, as promised by the People’s Partnership (PP) is proving to be a complex, challenging and somewhat elusive task for the Kamla Persad-Bissessar led-government to deliver the goods promised to the public. 

Sunday, January 9, 2011

 The passing of Sir Ellis Clarke last week has left a huge void in our society. A man of great finesse and tremendous insight into public affairs, he strode like a colossus across the pages of our constitutional and political history.

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Dear Aunty Kamla, Believe it or not, I’ve recently developed a fondness for nail polish. This is a bizarre new world for me, since I haven’t been interested in nail polish since the nineties. It was one of the things I gave up in my more idealistic radical teenage vegan days.

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Whenever I hear the labour movement bleating on television “Jess remember we put you there!” as they go about their usual menacing of the country with shutdowns, I laugh quietly to myself.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Ah never hear Becky vex so yet. “Uncle Selwyn,” she said, you know dem people (meaning the People’s Partnership) just letting dem Indian people and dem come into Trinidad jus’ so.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

One of Police Commissioner Owen Ellington’s characteristics which we admire is his steely resolve to get the job done.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

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Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Fuelling the underage drinking problem, especially at this time of the year, is “a combination of greater access to alcohol, less parental oversight and missed messages” about celebrating with alcohol, Delany says.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

I have been reading Fr de Verteuil’s Sylvester Devenish, Trinidad’s Poet and Dr Basil Read’s Popular Myths about the Caribbean over the holidays and fascinating reading they make.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

So here we are: it’s a new year; time to honour all of those New Year’s resolutions. I hope we’re on the same page here.

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