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Tuesday, August 7, 2018

My first encounter with “the law” involved trying to find a parking space in downtown Port-of-Spain. It was during the chaotic lunchtime rush when I came across a spot that was VERY close to a corner. Spying a lone police officer nearby, I asked him if it was safe to leave my car there.

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

I was talking to an old friend, a nurse who trained in the 70’s and still active, at the Breastfeeding Walk around the Savannah on Saturday morning.

Monday, August 6, 2018

“A real leader uses every issue, no matter how serious and sensitive, to ensure that at the end of the debate we should emerge stronger and more united than ever before.” On July 18, 2018, the world acknowledged the centenary of Nelson Mandela.

Sunday, August 5, 2018

The Gospel reading on Sunday, August 5, John 6:24-35, presents an opportunity for reflection on what it means to be a disciple of the “true bread”; “the bread of life.” In the Gospel Jesus tells us: “I am the bread of life.

Sunday, August 5, 2018

Malaysians, during their struggle for independence from Britain, donated their jewellery, money and valuables to the State. To pull their country out of economic crisis in the late 1990s, South Koreans lined up to donate their wedding bands.

Sunday, August 5, 2018

Last Monday, the House of Representatives voted by a majority of 19 votes and 13 abstentions to appoint Gary Griffith as Commissioner of Police.

Sunday, August 5, 2018

Any functioning society must have mechanisms to put right what, sometimes, employers get wrong, especially when it comes to discrimination at work, unfair treatment and abuse of power.

Sunday, August 5, 2018

It should have been sufficient to conclude that “All’s Well that Ends Well”, as the House of Representatives finally selected a Commissioner of Police after six years of having Stephen Williams act in one of the most critical positions in the government/state establishment.

Sunday, August 5, 2018

Yesterday it was wet and slushy like the nmud in the Savannah after the showers on Emancipation Day.

Today, it was a scorcher. Nowhere was comfortable, not even in your vehicle with the AC on.

We are in the wet season. But, days like this make us wonder if that is the case.

Saturday, August 4, 2018

Albert Gomes, in his book “Through a Maze of Colour,” described the treatment meted out to Indians: “The Coolies—moreso the East Indian indentured labourer was stigmatized—came in for special share of public sadism.

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