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In the past week I remembered a scene from the popular Christmas comedy, Home Alone. In the first movie, which was undoubtedly the best of the series thus far, everyone was busy packing their stuff as they were about to travel on a Christmas trip. Little Kevin (the main star) is questioned by his sister as to why he was worried, after all, their mommy...

Monday, November 20, 2017

You haven’t encountered gangster until you’ve met the Indo-Caribbean grannies of Toronto’s Jane and Finch area.

Monday, November 20, 2017

I hope somebody deals with that,” Angela Davis mused from the stage.

Sunday, November 19, 2017

The need for “historical justice” is one significant element largely missing from the reportage and commentary on the Chaguaramas land distribution contention that first surfaced towards the end of the 2010-2015 UNC administration.

Sunday, November 19, 2017

Vasant Bharath made a tactical blunder last Wednesday when he announced that he would not contest the position of political leader of the UNC in the party’s internal elections on November 26 instant.

Sunday, November 19, 2017

History will record that the Islamic State caliphate—a bizarre pseudo-state founded on illusory goals, created by a global horde of jihadis, and enforced with perverted viciousness—survived for three years, three months and some eighteen days.” —The New Yorker (October 17, 2017)

Saturday, November 18, 2017

UNC MP Roodal Moonilal wasted no time in Parliament yesterday assisting Government with advice.

Friday, November 17, 2017

The statistics revealed before the Joint Select Committee on mental health services and facilities provided for children in Parliament on Wednesday, were deeply troubling, but not surprising.

Friday, November 17, 2017

In T&T there is an often underreported problem about the relationship between the weight of children’s school bags and their health. A colleague recently raised his anxieties with me.

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Social learning involves looking to others for cues as to what is important, specifically, which traits are seen as valuable to others. Learning what is valuable affects our own ideas and ambitions towards becoming more valuable to others.

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

In a small village in south Trinidad today, there is a 16-year-old student who has only now returned to school since Divali last month. The jury is still out on whether her hearing will ever fully return and she is on a regime of medication to ease the constant pain.

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