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Wednesday, August 17, 2011

In this recently concluded group game, I chose the coconut. I chose the coconut because of its resilience. Whether it is high tide or low tide, the coconut floats. Tsunamis come and go producing enormous damage, but the coconut survives.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

The rioting in London should come as little surprise to anyone who lives there or has merely passed through. The observant observer will have noticed incidents such as those I describe.

Monday, August 15, 2011

We’ve just witnessed a series of events commemorating Emancipation Day and promoting pride in our African past and ancestry with a view to reminding all and sundry—especially those of African descent—that we are heir to a rich cultural heritage and, according to Marcus Garvey, “...

Monday, August 15, 2011

I’m no Carrie Bradshaw, but I have discovered my own Mr Big. No, he’s not a TV star, but he has as much wit, charm and machismo as Carrie’s Mr Big from the HBO hit TV series Sex and the City.

Sunday, August 14, 2011

A couple weeks ago, my column touched on Fire in Babylon, a new documentary on West Indies Cricket.

Sunday, August 14, 2011

John Chambers, chair of the sovereign ratings committee of the US-based rating agency Standard & Poor’s, had the assiduous responsibility of presenting the report on the debt rating of the United States.

Sunday, August 14, 2011

On the eve of India’s 65th Independence Day, I want to start this paean to the country of my birth with a poem by the greatest modern Indian poet, novelist, educator, essayist, painter, songwriter and the first non-European who won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1913, for his...

Sunday, August 14, 2011

I am almost at the end of quite a good book—Dead Yard: Tales of Modern Jamaica by Ian Thomson, an Englishman.

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Just when you thought air travel couldn’t get any worse, it did: more confusion, exploitation, manipulation and the occasional molestation. But wait! What’s that in the sky? A bird? A plane?

Sunday, August 14, 2011

As the struggle between the trade unions (minus the PSA) and the Government continues, there is a parallel issue of the creation of a political movement that will be independent of the major political parties that have dominated the political process ever since the constitutional...

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