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Friday, March 25, 2011

Now, if I worked for an airline that left a dozen bags behind because the check-in clerk in Trinidad did some quick arithmetic on the back of a departure form and accepted two suitcases filled with concrete, so he could charge the equivalent of ten fares in overweight and put...

Thursday, March 24, 2011

On Thursday and Friday last week (March 17 and 18) I delivered two lectures at Albany State University, one of the three historically black colleges and universities in the University of Georgia system, in their international studies series.  Albany, one of the most important...

Thursday, March 24, 2011

During the weekend of March 19-20, the Hindu community celebrated the annual spring festival of Phagwa. On Saturday, thousands of teachers, parents and children converged on the Tunapuna Hindu School grounds, Churchill-Roosevelt Highway and Pasea South, for the annual Phagwa celebrations....

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

This column has been saying it for a decade now: what is needed in West Indies cricket is a “head coach,” a professional with the capacity to train the minds of the players.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

One of the more scandalous things the PNM pulled off in the last decade was to cement the idea of Carnival’s economic benefit to the State. It wasn’t a new scam: Derek Walcott and Gordon Rohlehr wrote disparagingly about this diversionary tactic between the 1960s and 1990s.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

The Concise Oxford English Dictionary defines “suspend” as: 1. halt temporarily. 2. debar temporarily from a post, duties, etc as a punishment.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

The eagle is well known for its speed, sharp vision, stratospheric flying, consistency, coordination. “Soar like an eagle” is a regular topic for motivational speeches, graduation speeches, sermons etc.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Unless I’m terribly mistaken, there was a time in the not-so-distant past when the United States of America had been toying with the idea of a moratorium on capital punishment, leading to its eventual abolition, presumably on the ground of its being “cruel and unusual punishment.” I suppose that...

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Dear Benjai, I know I should have written long ago. There is no excuse for being a delinquent aunty, but that doesn’t mean I haven’t been thinking of you. It’s very hard not to sing Trini all day long. You sure did justice to the Trini spirit in that soca.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Last week the Barbados Advocate carried a story about the Barbados Tourism Authority (the BTA) being allocated BD$92 million or US$46 million for the fiscal year 2011-2012.

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