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Monday, February 28, 2011

Many years ago, calypsonian Mighty Sniper, apparently in a moment of patriotic fervour, sang a calypso titled Portrait of Trinidad. That calypso purported to project a rosy and attractive, even if possibly deceptive, image of Trinidad in particular and Trinidadians in general.

Monday, February 28, 2011

This column has never claimed authority on shark and bake. However, we know what a mulligan in golf is—taking a shot over and over in the hope that the ball will end up where it was originally intended.

Monday, February 28, 2011

Dear Madame Prime Minister, my daughter is flying in for Carnival this Thursday. Oh, how I wish you could meet Ijanaya, Madame Prime Minister. She is young, only 23, but she represents her country well.

Monday, February 28, 2011

Well I know we are in the throes of the bacchanal season “when men lose their reason; and most of us just want to wine and have a good time, because we feeling fine” (thank you King David)!

Monday, February 28, 2011

T&T newspapers, blogs and airwaves went explosive this week with outrage over the suspected murder (only partially assuaged now by reports of a “drowning”) of eight-year-old Daniel Guerra in Gasparillo last Friday.

Monday, February 28, 2011

Many people say they are unhappy with the performance of the People’s Partnership Government.  The economy has not picked up as quickly as was expected. Boards are taking too long to be appointed. Strikes and industrial unrest are creating a climate of uncertainty.

Monday, February 28, 2011

Understanding and misunderstanding the English language can be a hell of a thing.

Monday, February 28, 2011

Continuing from last week…

Monday, February 28, 2011

Last Wednesday in the House of Representatives the Minister of Foreign Affairs Surujrattan Rambachan used shock and awe tactics to make his point on why the Opposition should join the Government in passing the Constitution (Amendment) (Capital Offences) Bill 2011.

Monday, February 28, 2011

One more child has been found dead and one more family is in mourning and in anguish. Daniel Guerra, a smiling seven-year-old left his home to go to a parlour no more than 50 feet away while his grandmother, in their gallery, awaited his return.

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