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Guardian Columnists
Sunday
Anand Ramlogan updated 02/01/05

The qualitative change necessary involves a philosophical shift in the vision for the Police Service from brawn to brain...

Candace Guppy updated 26/12/04

CHRISTMAS? It’s strange how one occasion can be used for so many different reasons, especially when the main purpose of that occasion is totally ignored and bypassed by so many people...

Caroline Ravello updated 02/01/05

When Prime Minister Patrick Manning asks us a people to “look on the brighter side” I looked, but that side too had its fair share of murders, kidnappings, unsolved mysteries, social inequity, poverty, you name it...

Dana Seetahal updated 02/01/05

When I first heard the international reporting on the Asian tsunami disaster, I have to say, frankly, that I wondered why such a big deal was being made about it...

Denzil Mohammed updated 02/01/05

It is the best of times, it is the worst of times. It’s the time for unabashed merriment and inebriated meditation. Resolution masquerades intoxicated, and fades with unchecked freedom. Wicked old ways infiltrate even the dire moment of their transformation...

Dr Hamid Ghany updated 02/01/05

The recent announcement by the Attorney General, John Jeremie, that the Government intends to amend the Constitution and the Integrity in Public Life Act 2000 to exclude judges and magistrates from having to declare their assets and liabilities...

Ira Mathur updated 02/01/05

If I stood on the bandstand at the turn of the century in Woodford Square and prophesied the events of the year 2004 people would have thrown stones at me, denouncing me as a crazy evangelical...

Judy Raymond updated 26/12/04

The Senate thus amended the laws of arithmetic on Tuesday, when it dealt with two bills on Caricom and the single market and economy...

Lennox Grant updated 02/01/05

In a year when Cepep, the political showpiece environmental programme, reached Grenada, the sharpest memory of the Port-of-Spain Christmas landscape recalls garbage clotting the arteries of the city...

Martin A. George updated 02/01/05

As the New Year begins, Tobagonians fix their attention on the pitched battle which is shaping up for the spoils of the Tobago House of Assembly elections. The two main contenders which have emerged are the incumbent PNM and the resurrected DAC...

Peter Quentrall-Thomas updated 02/01/05

So Christmas and New Year’s have come and gone. Carnival beckons. But before we get back to that cruel world called “reality,” let’s have a little more fun. In my Internet travels I came across a wonderful ditty, author unknown...

Simon Lee updated 02/01/05

At the beginning of this spanking new year it seems apt to begin on a parang note—Aieee. And if this column seems jetlagged or in two minds it’s because it began in the Big Fug and is continuing all now in Trinidad...

Monday

Debbie Jacob updated 27/12/04

I’ve been racking my brain trying to think of some cute New Year’s column and no matter what I do, I just can’t seem to come up with one...

Fr Henry Charles updated 27/12/04

Channel-surfing last Sunday evening, I settled without much decision on the History Channel. I missed the start of the episode in question, and got the title only at the end: Do scars ever fade...

Jaye-Q Baptiste updated 27/12/04

2005 cometh. Do you know where your conscience is? The concern seems to have always been, “How do we teach people morality, ethics, peace on earth, goodwill to all...

Leela Ramdeen updated 27/12/04

In mid-December I had the honour of being the representative of the Permanent Observer Mission of the Holy See at the 16th meeting of the Programme Co-ordinating Board of the Joint UN Programme on HIV/Aids in Montego Bay, Jamaica...

Tuesday

Dr David E Bratt updated 28/12/04

This has been a particularly cruel year. Internationally it has seen the vindication of the “might is right” philosophy. In the region Haiti continues to suffer, Grenada is destroyed and democracy seems to be slowly fading away in Venezuela...

Pastor Clive Dottin updated 28/12/04

Those who rape and plunder our children, steal the peace and harmony of families and inject fear in the hearts of our citizens must not receive any “Happy New Year” greeting...

Jaye-Q Baptiste updated 28/12/04

I know I’m fortunate. I know I can eat when I’m hungry, sleep in a warm bed, spend hours reading in a safe home, take time for leisure and play, look at myself in the mirror and think, “Not bad;” look at my soul in the silent times and think the same thing...

Wednesday

Bukka Rennie updated 29/12/04

The point that was being established in the last column was that in regard to the formulating of trading blocs the Caribbean was way ahead of everybody in the late ’50s...

Jaye-Q Baptiste updated 22/12/04

“The aim of childhood is to become an adult.” David E Bratt, MD, Guardian, December 14 and so the story goes that you must spend you entire childhood growing up or your childhood will be lost. Right?

Ravi Ji updated 22/12/04

I was in the company of Archbishop Monica Randoo, the Rev Clarence Bharat, Baba Jefffrey Beddoe and Fr Allan Ventour, as we were co-participants in the interfaith service at Pan Trinbago’s thanksgiving for 2004...

Sat Maharaj updated 29/12/04

Pundit Krishna Maharaj, Dharmacharya (spiritual head) of the Sanatan Dharma Maha Sabha and recognised by all Sanatanist Hindus, died last year. We are now in the process of consultation with various arms of the Maha Sabha for appointment of a successor...

Thursday

Dr Morgan O Job updated 30/12/04

There is no African race whose members are marked by skin for low achievement. Mr Manning’s Machiavellian references to slavery, Africans and descendants who have suffered are fatuous...

Greater Caribbean This Week updated 16/12/04

The meeting of ACS ministers held this week in Port-of-Spain represents a milestone in the history of the Caribbean, by demonstrating that the Heads of State and Government were visionaries when they decided to create the ACS ten years ago, which has yielded significant results...

Jaye-Q Baptiste updated 23/12/04

Why would this year be any different? Somehow, though my tight circle of friends features a few—a very few names, my Christmas shopping list sports some 50 or so...

Ravi-ji updated 04/11/04

Stop Divali! Look, this is hard. But sometimes it is like that; a tough call. Can we handle a tough call?

Tony Fraser updated 30/12/04

The year 2005 is when the Free Trade Area of the Americas linking all the countries of the hemisphere—with the notable exception of Cuba—was scheduled to be established after a decade of negotiations...

Friday

Clevon Raphael updated 31/12/04

Dear readers, as I write today’s column I don’t know whether I am sad, hurt, angry or downright disappointed by one of the responses I got to my article two Fridays ago...

Jaye-Q Baptiste updated 03/12/04

I said, “I’ll only write good things this week.” One of these days the way shall follow the will, but not today...

Joel Primus updated 31/12/04

Wow! We have reached the closing chapter in yet another year. Christmas has come and gone and after all the hustle and mad rush, we can all reflect on the fact that it was just but one day. It is really amazing how quickly time passes by...

Peter Ray Blood's Pulse Column updated 31/12/04

As far as entertainment centres in the Caribbean go there is none most stunning than it. When entrepreneur Johnny Soong opened the doors of his newest showplace, Club Zen, last week Thursday night, all in attention were in awe at the venue’s opulence and ambience...

Saturday

Attillah Springer updated 01/01/05

The pessimist in me says, you say this every year. Every time a new day dawns, bright and promising, you arise and wish yourself only the best. But what is best in a world where mediocrity is excellence? What is best when we are taught to settle for what turns up? Best is a strange, alien thing that is so confuffling to our under-utilised grey matter...

Gail Alexander updated 01/01/05

THE FISH BORN HERE:

Flying fish and sea jurisdiction bickering with Barbados is set to drag on until late ’05...

 

 

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