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A little more than a week ago, the Chief Justice of Canada Beverley McLachlan announced that she will be retiring December 15, 2017. According to top Canadian jurists, her unexpected retirement will be a dramatic loss for the Canadian Supreme Court. Since joining the Supreme Court in 1989, she has heard more than 2,000 Supreme Court appeals and written...

Thursday, December 9, 2010

During the life of the Race Relations Committee, Prof Cudjoe and myself differed fundamentally on several issues of race, history, politics, education, religion and culture in T&T.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

“This is meh band a grow up with; dis is my idol, dat is we idol, the great Desperadoes. That is what we have to hold on to; if Despers gone, what we going to hold on to; tell me what it have in Laventy to hold on to if Despers gone?

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

It is with a feeling of intense pride that I greet you, and, by extension, all of Tobago, on the 30th anniversary of this Tobago House of Assembly (THA).

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

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Tuesday, December 7, 2010

CCDC sounds like a branch of the CDC, the Carnival Development Committee. Thankfully, it is not. Over the last ten years the CDC has shown that it doesn’t know where Carnival came from, where Carnival is, and where Carnival is going.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

National Trade Union Centre (Natuc) president Michael Anisette is making a thinly-veiled threat about a possible Christmas shutdown of the ports of Point Lisas and Port of Spain, in the absence of negotiations for a new collective agreement.

Monday, December 6, 2010

If it seems to you that the present and former Prime Ministers locked horns and the Chief Justice inadvertently attempted to get a foot in the door as a result of the recent revelations of wire-tapping by the Security Intelligence Agency (SIA), you’d probably be right.

Monday, December 6, 2010

I know how you can spend about $150 and give a truly meaningful gift: buy Caribbean books for Christmas. Buying Caribbean books for presents helps Caribbean literature to stay in print. You give children and adults the wonderful gift of discovering and appreciating their own culture.

Monday, December 6, 2010

“Is India Indian? Does it matter? The majority of India’s citizens will not (to this day) be able to identify its boundaries on a map, or say which language is spoken where, or which god is worshipped in what region.

Monday, December 6, 2010

Last week I spoke about the debate raging within the tourism industry. Most agreed that we have a marketing problem. But that is where the agreement ends. There is still no agreement as to how we should brand Trinidad, Tobago and of course, Trinidad and Tobago.

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