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Sunday, August 26, 2018

There are some acts of God like that 60 seconds that went on forever between 5.31 and 5.32 pm on Tuesday August 21, rocking T&T so violently with an earthquake of the magnitude of 6.9 (7.3 in nearby Venezuela), that we will never forget.

Saturday, August 25, 2018

The more you love someone, the deeper and more intense the feelings and emotions are in times of disappointment and heartbreak. Conversations scheduled with the Prime Minister last Thursday night, out in Tobago, led to a flood of past experiences.

Saturday, August 25, 2018

He may be a geologist, but when Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley admitted being a “little scared” when Tuesday’s record-breaking earthquake occurred, he voiced what everyone would have felt that day—just volumes more than him.

Friday, August 24, 2018

With one year to go before the 2019 Local Government elections and just two years to go before the next general election there is growing disquiet about the leadership of the nation. T&T is going through rough times but the country is not being mobilised with statesmanship.

Thursday, August 23, 2018

“Education is the most powerful weapon you can use to change the world,” said Nelson Mandela. “Education is not the learning of facts but the training of the mind to think,” said Albert Einstein. So where are we in T&T?

Thursday, August 23, 2018

“...to be free is not merely to cast off one’s chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others”
—Nelson Mandela

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Did you know that a child with a high Adverse Childhood Experience (ACE) score is more likely to suffer from heart disease, pulmonary disease, and intimate partner violence?

During the period 1995-97 Kaiser Permanente surveyed over 17,000 adults from Southern California.

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

About a year and a half ago, I got on the X90 direct coach between London and Oxford. They sold tickets on board. The conductor and I exchanged curt pleasantries. He looked at me from head to toe, then from black, leather shoe to short, grey hair. “Any...ahem... concessions, sir?”

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Being described as a “Jack of all trades, master of none” means to be adept at many skills but lacking expert knowledge in any one of them. The first half can have a positive connotation, while the addition of the second turns it into a negative one.

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Some of my colleagues have been complaining that every time they leave T&T for a short while, one or two of their patients is either misdiagnosed or overdiagnosed. Misdiagnosis is when the doctor makes the wrong diagnosis.

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