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Saturday, August 4, 2018

After almost three years, Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley shared an interesting opinion in Parliament on Monday: that the prime minister’s job is one of the “two worst jobs in T&T.”

Friday, August 3, 2018

Alaafia. E ku aaro (Handle the morning).

It’s Emancipation Day (August 1)! 180 years since the end of chattel slavery in this land.

Time for Celebration; Kamboulay! Freedom!

Emancipation is, for me, a time of Reflection. Somehow, even more so this year.

Thursday, August 2, 2018

When oil prices collapsed in 2014 under the weight of US shale production, it ushered in the view that prices would remain “lower for longer”. Whilst the US is now an exporter, shale oil has not been able to supply the market.

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

I woke up this morning to a message in my inbox asking if I’ve ever dealt with the issue of moms dealing with daddy drama.

I hadn’t in fact dealt with it, so what better way than to write a column about it.

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

My manifesto committee keeps dwindling on a daily basis ever since I announced in this space last week that some of us should put together a People’s Manifesto to demand answers from politicians on a specific set of issues they tend to keep quiet about on the hustings, but make strong...

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

I’ve never smoked marijuana. Yes, I’ve seen others use it and have been pressured to try it. But the desire to experience its mood-altering effects just never appealed to me.

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Tomorrow’s the start of World Breastfeeding Week. Since the mid-sixties, the medical profession has always believed that breastfeeding is the foundation of a healthy life.

Monday, July 30, 2018

On Monday, July 30, the world will observe World Day against Trafficking in Persons. Around the world, human traffickers continue to exploit people for profit and to violate their human rights.

Sunday, July 29, 2018

I expected he would “not go gently into that good night.” Justice Aeneas Wills, then Dr Wills, the formidable defence attorney, whom I had met when I was a young school teacher, was one of the persons who had encouraged me to “leave teaching and go study law.” He should have been one to “rage...

Sunday, July 29, 2018

Coldplay’s Chris Martin was in a depressing divorce from Gwyneth Paltrow. A caring companion gifted him a bouquet of poems by Rumi, the thirteenth-century Persian Sufi. The poems changed his life.