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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, January 3, 2011

As we enter the dawn of another year, leading politicians continue their endless routine of optimistic speeches and fulfillment of pre-electoral promises of non-betrayal, service to the people and delivery.

Monday, January 3, 2011

The swirling allegations surrounding the fallout from the recent article published in the Daily Mail in the United Kingdom about the attack on Peter and Murium Green in Tobago in August 2009 has created governance challenges here.

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Do you want me to put up the tree on Sunday?
I had been nagging him for weeks.
I’m going to Laventille.
He did what he usually does when he hears something he doesn’t like.
He ignores me.
Around three in the afternoon then? I’ll bring up the lights.

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Before we talk about 2011, it may be a useful exercise to reflect on 2010. The Caribbean Tourism Organisation (CTO) recently released provisional 2010 numbers. Focusing on stay-overs as opposed to cruise visitors (my personal bias I must confess), the numbers confirm what most expected.

Sunday, December 19, 2010

I sat down to a solitary breakfast of tea and fruit to an empty round table with a starched white table cloth laid for ten in a neon lit room, the very space in the Hilton where I met media colleagues the previous Sunday at the invitation of the hotel’s general manager to celebrate Christmas.

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Over the past few weeks, Caribbean Airlines Ltd (CAL) has become associated with one thing—confusion. Some may have started reading this in the hope that this column would fuel the flames of this bacchanal. In that case, please accept my apologies.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

“Spread your legs, Bhua” (aunt) said a male voice solicitously. I was at one of many pre-wedding functions held for a relative’s wedding in a villa in Mumbai’s trendy Juhu beach district where my father’s family from all over India had gathered. I didn’t think I heard right.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Last week, I saw a beautiful Facebook status from my friend Tamara Brathwaite. She quoted from a recently published Rough Guide to Trinidad and Tobago—“Two of the most exciting, underexplored and uncontrived of the Caribbean islands, Trinidad and Tobago are rich in indigenous culture.

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Bim Bim
Sink or swim
All alone in deep river water
Jump high, jump low
You eh got no place to go on the street
Where the hunter becomes the hunted
Not even the lion could sleep in peace
Man dey what you say?

Friday, December 31, 2010

I have called for changing the national conversation from the focus of just restraining the negatives to one of growing the positives of our humanity as the route to the sustained development of the T&T society.

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