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Monday, April 18, 2011

Any time I’m teaching writing, whether it’s for CXC English language or SAT’s, I can’t help noticing how much students struggle with descriptive writing. The problem seems to lie in the mindset that descriptive writing only uses the sense of sight. Then there’s the problem of students not...

Sunday, April 17, 2011

It was one of those rare moments in a working woman’s life. Deliciously, wickedly self indulgent. I was sitting at the hairdresser’s, with the soporific effect of the dryer, gorging on a generous portion of the most delicious French fries in the whole world. Readers, they were perfect.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Admittedly, I read the draft announcement of my new appointment with serious excitement. I wasn’t asked to edit it, just to submit a portrait. But, being an editor by nature, I had to inspect it. I recoiled in revulsion.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

The following is an exchange between Amir, the protagonist in the novel The Kite Runner, and a taxi driver, Farid. Amir starts the conversation:

“Strange,” I said.

“What?”

Sunday, April 17, 2011

The sad scenario of four-year-old Ezekiel Renee Cambridge who was mauled by two dogs this week and had to be rushed to hospital for emergency surgery brings to the fore again our lackadaisical and lacklustre approach to proclaiming and implementing laws in our land.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

While this column may at times be challenging to the People’s Partnership (PP) Government, when it comes to matters affecting our domestic and international national interests relative to national security, intelligence, transnational organised crime (illicit drug trafficking, illegal firearms,...

Sunday, April 17, 2011

As the People’s Partnership Government approaches the end of its first year in office, its members must be reflecting upon some of the challenges that they have faced over the past 11 months in office and over the last 12 months since the famous accord was signed on April 21, at Charlie King...

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Raging fire in my soul
Burning through this wicked world
Showing us the way out of Babylonia
Fire fire in my soul
Burning through the evil world
Showing us the way to the higher kingdom

—Hosanna, Andre Tanker

Saturday, April 16, 2011

The flu which Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar was suffering from earlier in the week, must have gone into remission after 3.10 pm yesterday in the House of Representatives.

Saturday, April 16, 2011

He had a lot to prove after having wrested the leadership of the Public Services Association (PAS)  from Jennifer Baptiste-Primus, his nemesis, who it seems will not go away.

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