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Guardian Columnists
Sunday
Anand Ramlogan updated 30/01/05

Today I wish to simply extract a few quotes from the judgments delivered by the Court of Appeal in the Maha Sabha radio licence case...

Candace Guppy updated 23/01/05

So it’s that time of year. On second thought, it’s everyday of the year that the inequalities regarding wealth in this nation are highlighted...

Caroline Ravello updated 30/01/05

There is no way to dress up this issue, but my initial feeling was dismay as I viewed the story of Israel Khan, SC, being sent back to the closet to get a jacket and tie...

Dana Seetahal updated 30/01/05

The Liquor Licences Act, as amended in 2002, provides that a person “who knowingly sells or allows another person to sell liquor” to a child under the age of 18 years is guilty of an offence and liable to a fine of $2,000 on first conviction, and the suspension of his licence...

Denzil Mohammed updated 23/01/05

The first day of school was pretty like a picture. Dutiful students skipped merrily across the concrete Quad to classes, tossed their handbags over the grassy green field, and bounced with books through the clouds of dust in the sandy car park. The six million stray dogs on campus woofed excitedly as if to let us know we are loved...

Dr Hamid Ghany updated 30/01/05

Across the region, there are two undercurrents that are resonating in the public domain—one is a desire for regional unity and the other is a desire for an examination of the constitutional arrangements that govern us...

Ira Mathur updated 30/01/05

All families have ancestors whose quirks are passed down the generations and repeated so often that they become part of your own experience...

Judy Raymond updated 30/01/05

Parliament found itself debating crime on Friday, which, since it’s a burning issue, you might consider timely, if not positively urgent, and certainly useful...

Lennox Grant updated 30/01/05

As the Carnival presses ever closer, Joan Yuille Williams whose Ministerial mas, if only for what it costs, should be queen of the bands, is best remembered for a wardrobe malfunction...

Martin A. George updated 30/01/05

Once again, our governing body for steelband has conspired to make a royal mess of our national Panorama festival and in the inspired words of the late US rapper the Notorious BIG, it clearly seems to be a case of, “more money, more problems...

Peter Quentrall-Thomas updated 30/01/05

Last week I wrote about a programme called Back To The Floor, where managers have to leave their desks and go and spend a day actually being with the staff for whom they are responsible...

Simon Lee updated 30/01/05

After my three week Christmas escape to Trinidad, adjustment to the fast lanes which are life in the Big Fug is neither easy nor welcome. Instead of driving through the waving cane down Daisey Road and onto the highway for town...

Monday

Debbie Jacob updated 24/01/05

According to a recent scientific survey in the US, one in four teenagers has been involved in an incident with a gun or a knife; 20 per cent of 12-year-olds and 60 per cent of 16-year-olds have had sex; ten per cent drink weekly, and 65 per cent have experimented with drugs, if you lump cigarettes and marijuana together...

Fr Henry Charles updated 24/01/05

A small flap occurred recently, concerning the Prime Minister’s comment, indeterminate as to motive and timing, that he would one day like to see a local archbishop. Mr Manning should have said “another” local archbishop, because we’ve already had one...

Jaye-Q Baptiste updated 24/01/05

So it was to have been sex for the entire week. Oh, you really have to get your mind out of the gutter! I’m talking about my columns...

Leela Ramdeen updated 24/01/05

Recently Fr Jason Gordon and I ran a two-day workshop on social justice at the Catholic Seminary. Inter alia, we engaged seminarians in a social analysis activity which has a variety of names—The Pastoral Circle or Cycle, See-Judge-Act Process, etc...

Tuesday

Dr David E Bratt updated 25/01/05

We humans are a strange species. We sing for love, write for love, live for love, kill for love and, even stranger, some of us die for love...

Jaye-Q Baptiste updated 25/01/05

I sat and looked at a huge rainbow for half an hour. That same day I’d flipped three men the finger for saying dirty, nasty things to me...

Pastor Clive Dottin updated 25/01/05

Delegates who attended the International Religious Liberty Conference last week, believed that it was an outstanding success. Several international, regional and local consultants participated in this historic conference...

Wednesday

Bukka Rennie updated 26/01/05

First I must apologise for a critical faux-pas that appeared in the last column of January 21. I wish to apologise profusely to the extended family, relatives and friends of Aubrey Christopher for the pain, trauma and embarrassment caused by the reference to his passing. I am indeed gladdened to let the general public know that Aubrey Christopher of the once famous Kay Recording Company is today very much alive. He is 96 years old, his daughter Kay informed me...

Jaye-Q Baptiste updated 19/01/05

“It’s been so long since I’ve let myself try to be with someone. I’ve forgotten all the rules.” “It’s just like riding a bicycle,” the 14-year-old girl said to me. All I could think was, “More like falling off a bicycle.”

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 26/01/05

Prime Minister Patrick Manning needs a Carnival plan and a new way of evaluating the costs and little benefits of this massive state investment in fete and mas. We need to re-examine the social and other costs the national community must bear each year...

Thursday

Dr Morgan O Job updated 27/01/05

The Maha Sabha must advise the UNC how to extract a miracle from the PNM tsunami. Intellectual cretinism is evident: Lord Krishna intervened to save a temple, while drowning 200,000 innocents!

Greater Caribbean This Week updated 27/01/05

In recent years, global trends and expectations have been defining the possible development of the world economy in the coming years. Economic growth in the world has undoubtedly recovered since 2003. The region of the euro has fallen behind and developing countries are faring even worse...

Jaye-Q Baptiste updated 27/01/05

Sometimes when I’m waiting for someone and the time’s passing by, just before I let myself start to get angry over their lateness I wonder: “What if something has happened?”

Philip G Rochford updated 27/01/05

When this column was started eight years ago, its title was Bring out the Greatness Within You. I was thus quite pleased at the title of Stephen Covey’s 2004 book, The 8th Habit: From Effectiveness to Greatness. This latest work is a sequel to Covey’s best seller The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, published in 1989...

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 27/01/05

The success or failure of Sunday’s Iraqi elections to establish a credible and stable Transitional National Assembly (TNA) in Baghdad will be a measure of the Bush administration’s attempts to bring what it considers democracy to that country...

Friday

Clevon Raphael updated 28/01/05

That photograph on page 5 of Monday’s Guardian tells a very disheartening story of what is wrong with our Carnival today...

Jaye-Q Baptiste updated 28/01/05

“It’s a chick flick,” some dofus opined about Johnny Depp’s latest movie, Finding Neverland. I bit my tongue to not respond. Appalling to class that movie with the likes of Maid in Manhattan and—and...well the other stuff of that saccharine, insipid ilk that’s supposed to represent the dreams and desires off the “average woman” (whatever THAT means)...

Joel Primus updated 28/01/05

T&T, like every other society, has its share of problems. This said, much time is wasted on emotionalism and ulterior motives whilst real issues are left unattended...

Peter Ray Blood's Pulse Column updated 28/01/05

At the risk of swimming against the deluge of criticism levelled against Patrick Arnold and Pan Trinbago, I’d like to offer kudos to the beleaguered president and his organisation for the success of Sunday’s National Panorama semifinal at the Queen’s Park Savannah...

Saturday

Attillah Springer updated 29/01/05

I was reasoning with my father the other day, listening to him recalling his days at the bottom of the Hill, with Despers members beating people just for so and shape-shifting whe whe bankers and a dog called Bobbins who became a community hero owing to his amazing knack for escaping the city council dog catchers....

Gail Alexander updated 29/01/05

Little was said then. And up to now the same amount is being said about US “coach” Prof Steven Mastrofski, who Government recruited last year to transform the Police Service...

 

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