the presiding officers in both houses of Parliament,
the next few weeks will be make-or-break ones. For,
like schoolchildren faced with new teachers, the members
of both houses are pushing the Speaker and the President
of the Senate to see just what they can get away with
and ruthlessly taking advantage of the slightest sign
The celebration of Indian Arrival Day is perhaps a useful
juncture for us to pause and revisit the UWI Centre
for Ethnic Studies report on the employment practices
in the public and private sector in T&T...
A. George updated 01/06/03
Our present Commissioner of Police is really a genuine,
decent, caring citizen. He has brought tremendous honesty
and integrity to the office of Commissioner. In fact,
he is by all accounts a really nice guy. But this may
exactly be the problem here...
many people in T&T, I was shocked when I heard Mr
Kelvin Ramnath, Couva South MP, boldly declare: Barry
Sinanan (Speaker of the House of Representatives) go
to hell! This followed an outburst last week in
Parliament, when Mr Ramnath refused to sit when the
Speaker rose, and aggressively challenged the Speaker
to suspend him...
roasting turning like lumps of barbecue on beaches, beside pools,
burning hills. The blinding reflection of a seething midday sun on
car bumpers, prickly heat, smoke rising from asphalt, dry dusty gardens,
parched stubble of grass, ice cream dribbling off soggy cones, a
sticky warmed-up soft drink that goes down like acid. Makes me long
Rampersad updated 01/06/03
am a bastard. The name I carry is not the one I was
born with. And I do not refer only to the truncated
byline that accompanies this article...
Grant updated 01/06/03
The pretty boy, who remains the captive of mystery body
snatchers, looks so Trini as to recall the
1986 NAR campaign image of the child pleading: Vote
them out. Please...
Hamid Ghany updated
The saga of BWIA has now come to a sorry pass, as the
airline is deemed to be bankrupt and unable to meet
its financial obligations to its aircraft lessors...
RICH OR DIE TRYING is the title of a new CD by
an American rapper called 50 Cent. Its message is as
clear as it is futile: The American dream/God is to
get rich at any cost...
Baptiste updated 01/06/03
YOU know the dream: Room full of people and youre
standing with all your business outside, watching the
laughing faces watching you...