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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...

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Man has been around for some one million years. You know how long that is?

Monday, October 16, 2017

You know them.

All over Facebook. With trenchant opinions. About everything political or moral in TTO. Full of know-it-all prescriptions. About what happens everywhere. Or nihilism. About what will never happen here.

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Two weeks have passed since the horrible mass shooting in Las Vegas, Nevada. Though the gunman’s motives still remain unknown, the event has once again reignited the debate over the country’s gun laws.

Sunday, October 15, 2017

The recent celebration of Republic Day had the added event of the National Awards ceremony which has traditionally been held on Independence Day.

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Here is something of the anatomy of campaign financing: how it feeds corruption and criminality; stokes tribal contentions; distorts the economy; contributes significantly to social disequilibrium; and how it diminishes the value of the vote of the individual.

Sunday, October 15, 2017

The theme of the budget—“Changing the Paradigm: Putting the economy on a sustainable path”—was a hollow promise.

Sunday, October 15, 2017

We live in the Age of Creativity. Children who entered school for the first time in September 2017 may retire around 2067. That future of work eludes us and we accept that the curriculum we enact today is the appropriate carter into that unknown future.

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Before debate ended in Parliament on Thursday, the 2018 Budget conversation between Government and Opposition was some distance away from the figures and economic facts.

Finance Minister Colm Imbert returned it to its original moorings in concluding debate at the end.

Friday, October 13, 2017

Mabrika! Welcome!

This year we join with the First Peoples of this land in what has been declared a “one-off” holiday in their honour today.

Thursday, October 12, 2017

If you were to ask any young child about Divali, the response would be, it is the festival of lights. Some will say it signifies light overcoming darkness.