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Sunday, March 20, 2011

The challenge of governance is daunting to say the least. Each country has its peculiarities. While T&T has a lot going for her, the legacies of slavery, indentureship, colonialism and race-based politics have created a very difficult governance situation in this country.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Continued from last week...

Sunday, March 20, 2011

As we contemplate constitutional reform, we must face the reality that our constitutional legacy has come from Great Britain and there is a strong body of opinion that is not favourably disposed to entertaining any kind of substantive alteration from that way of thinking.

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Call me a lick-bottom African if you must. But there is an amazingness about Phagwa coming after Carnival that I am so thankful for that for a moment I forget my Trinidad tabanca a little longer. It is the season of love.

Saturday, March 19, 2011

The House of Representatives might have had a day off yesterday. But the rest of Government and Opposition work continued rolling and not all of it in good standing.

Saturday, March 19, 2011

I was in Tobago when the devastating earthquake and subsequent tsunami ravaged Japan. The images played out on a muted television over a dozen or so sunburned tourists and locals at the bar where I went to buy water.

Friday, March 18, 2011

 The local health sector continues to be a major challenge for any regime that is serious about providing proper healthcare for the citizenry.

Friday, March 18, 2011

 As we journey through life we meet many people who, in one way or another, impact on our lives—sometimes positively and sometimes negatively. Some of these people we vividly remember while others become a faint memory over time. 

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Although I will not be at the PNM’s party convention next week, I support Penelope Beckles to be the party’s next chairman because she is best suited for the job.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Two weeks ago the Guardian ran a cultural story in which I announced the position of the Sa-natan Dharma Maha Sabha re- garding the multi-million-dollar state funding of cultural activities with specific reference to Carnival and chutney.

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