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On Monday April 18, 1966, the late Ethiopian emperor, Haile Selassie, stepped onto the tarmac at Piarco International Airport and was greeted by then prime minister Dr Eric Williams and members of his Cabinet.

The year before, Dr Williams had visited the east African country and issued an invitation to Selassie who had been planning to visit the...

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Last Monday, the National Library and Information System Authority (Nalis), in collaboration with the Embassy of Spain and the Ministry of Education (MOE), through its Curriculum Planning and Development Division, Secretariat for the Implementation of Spanish (SIS), hosted activities to...

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

There are those in authority who have said that police are trained to treat with the mentally ill and there are also those in authority who assure us that police are not trained to deal with those presenting with acute mental ill health.

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Hare Krishna devotees celebrated the Rath Yatra (Chariot Festival) last Friday with a procession along Frederick Street, Port-of-Spain.

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Feminist activist and writer Amanda T McIntrye explored the intersections between race relations, misogyny and Carnival in T&T in her recent talk, Close to My Skin. She said the intersection of the three is related to T&T’s colonial legacy.

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Lord Beginner and Lord Kitchener caught the HMT Empire Windrush to London almost 70 years ago in June 1948 with Kitch making a name with his newsreel appearance on arrival, singing London is the Place for Me.

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

How do the law and religion intersect?

What harm can be done if religion is allowed to unduly influence the laws of the land? These are the questions asked by Arthur Miller’s The Crucible, which presents a partially fictionalised account of the Salem Witch Trials.

Monday, April 23, 2018

Naparima Girls’ High School came away winners of the UWI Faculty of Law Secondary Schools Human Rights moot court competition against Hillview College while Speyside High School won in a human rights-themed visual arts competition, last Saturday.

Monday, April 23, 2018

Women talk. At the risk of stumbling into the realm of cliché, it’s what we do. And for many of us, it’s where we find our strength.

Monday, April 23, 2018

When Indian immigrant and the son of indentured labourers, Sewdass Sadhu, returned to Trinidad from India in the mid-1940s it was as a man on a mission to recreate the sacred aura of the Ganges River he had witnessed in his native land.

Monday, April 23, 2018

As parishioners of St Theresa’s RC Church in Woodbrook continue raising funds for their Bell Tower Fund, a concert will be held at the church on De Verteuil Street on May 11, headlined by honey-voiced Natasha Babwah-Tim Kee.

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