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Guardian Columnists
Sunday
Anand Ramlogan updated 20/02/05

When you’re vexed, frustrated and stressed out to the max, but forced to plaster a smile on your face, profanity sometimes offers a relief not even found in prayer. I learnt this yesterday when I was giving a Bible-toting friend a lift into PoS...

Candace Guppy updated 06/02/05

Sorry Rupee, I will really have to disagree with you on this one. What happens in the party does not stay in the party. If Susan wine on Jeremy, it will be caught on film and appear two days later on triniscene.com or the Guardian!

Caroline Ravello updated 20/02/05

Hector McClean’s son Bernard said that his late father favoured Desiderata, and often this week the words that occurred regularly were charm and respect...

Dana Seetahal updated 20/02/05

The rumours of complaints concerning the Chief Justice (CJ) that were first hinted at in a Sunday Guardian report of January 2, 2005, that came to the fore over the last six weeks, were confirmed last Tuesday in the Prime Minister’s address to the Senate...

Denzil Mohammed updated 20/02/05

So my disorientation is subsiding but the confusion is quickly giving way to anxiety, which will inevitably lead to panic, as has happened every semester of my life...

Dr Hamid Ghany updated 20/02/05

The recent judgment by the Privy Council in the matter of the Independent Jamaica Council for Human Rights (1998) Ltd vs the Hon Syringa Marshall-Burnett and the Attorney General of Jamaica...

Ira Mathur updated 20/02/05

It’s five thirty in the morning. The week before Carnival. A woman runs round the Savannah, again and again and again and again and again and again and again. Eight times. A man on a day off watches and approaches her, runs alongside her on her seventh round...

Judy Raymond updated 20/02/05

There’s a game called Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon that they play in Hollywood to demonstrate that any actor you can name is connected to a film that Kevin Bacon has appeared in...

Lennox Grant updated 20/02/05

T&T looked in the mirror and saw its own jaw drop as fate foreclosed on a contract signed and sealed in the name of the republican Constitution...

Martin A. George updated 20/02/05

Continuing our reflections on the state of the nation, I must indicate that quite a few readers suggested that I should have dealt with crime in last week’s column...

Overand Padmore updated 20/02/05

The Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) Bill has been passed in the House of Representatives in truncated form. It now goes to the Senate for consideration and enactment, prior to becoming law...

Peter Quentrall-Thomas updated 20/02/05

You know we really live in a scary world. The February 11 edition of the New Executive Times www.mycaribbeannews.com, an excellent online newspaper, reports that Russia has agreed to sell 100,000 AK-47 rifles to Venezuela...

Simon Lee updated 13/02/05

For all my Chinee partners out there-Happy New Year and may the Year of the Rooster bring unruffled feathers and plenty cock-a-doodle-doo to you and yours. In honour of this auspicious occasion I’ve promised the mini-Levites a trip up to Chinatown right in the heart of the Big Fug...

Monday

Debbie Jacob updated 21/02/05

Every Carnival features calypsoes that make great models for writing essays. We are lucky to have these songs because they demonstrate creative content and structure for children at all levels. You can breeze through literature or struggle in writing at the SEA, CXC or even A-Levels and still be able to learn about writing from a well constructed calypso...

Fr Henry Charles updated 21/02/05

Appeals to the common good keep surfacing these days in many quarters, in discussions of corporate social responsibilities, discussions of environmental pollution, discussions of the problems of crime and poverty, and a great deal more. Almost always commentators claim that our most pressing problems have stemmed from a widespread pursuit of individual interests...

Jaye-Q Baptiste updated 21/02/05

There’s always the issue of sex in a relationship. Even the decision to abstain from coitus while involved in a romantic way with another person is an issue of sex in a relationship...

Leela Ramdeen updated 21/02/05

On February 3, I stood with about 22,000 people in London’s Trafalgar Square at the first mass rally of the Make Poverty History campaign...

Tuesday

Dr David E Bratt updated 22/02/05

I used to give schoolchildren drops. Sometime in the nineties, I stopped in Woodbrook to pick up four teenagers, three girls and a boy. A girl got in the front, the others in the back. They going Diego. They were quite talkative...

Jaye-Q Baptiste updated 22/02/05

“Sex is a form of relationship between individuals. All relationships are meant to be approached as a ritual of trust and belief. Sex, then, is a ceremony of confidence and conviction added to physical action.”

Pastor Clive Dottin updated 22/02/05

There is a cloud of depression that is threatening the human race. This has been caused by a number of factors including natural disasters, the collapse of the family, the astronomical increase in many areas of crime and violence, pandemics such as Aids, racism, poverty and injustice...

Wednesday

Bukka Rennie updated 16/02/05

Read this (at first I wanted to write, “listen” to this): the Prime Minister wishes to remove the Chief Justice because of a number of recent cases, legal matters, in which decisions went against the State. So says the Opposition...

Jaye-Q Baptiste updated 02/02/05

Seriously, why are so many foreigners employed as T&T radio personalities? I’m being sarcastic. We don’t really have that many foreigners on the radio. Maybe one or two from America, one or two from the UK, and a goodly number from some land left of the equator called IamnotanAmericanbutIsuresoundlikeit or some’at...

Ravi Ji updated 09/02/05

A friend who had just read about the dress code issue in court involving SC Israel Khan thundered, “Now everybody only fighting stupid petty issues.” He sounded as exasperated as the suggestion, “Should the country look forward to Bobo Shanti turbans and Rastafarian robes lending colour to the barristers’ bench, alongside the fez, skull cap and gowns now seen only on celebrity Muslim accused?”

Sat Maharaj updated 16/02/05

November of last year witnessed a weekend of different religious activities and celebrations. On Thursday 11 the Hindus celebrated our annual Divali festival that ran over into the weekend. And on Monday 14 our Muslim brothers and sisters celebrated their Eid-ul-Fitr festival...

Thursday

Dr Morgan O Job updated 17/02/05

“If the PNM removes Mr Sharma, Chief Justice, racial violence could erupt. Hindus are under attack,” Mullongo complained asking, “ What dey mean by dat? Dey beggin’ fuh violence. Africans ready for dem.”

Greater Caribbean This Week updated 17/02/05

In studies conducted by the Association of Caribbean States more than one year ago, a growing trend in the frequency and intensity of disasters could be observed. Unfortunately, the sense of urgency to react to these disasters does not demonstrate the same intensity...

Jaye-Q Baptiste updated 17/02/05

My dear readers, I must apologise. No, I’m not dying, and I’m not leaving these shores (well… the latter not yet anyway). I’m simply saying sorry because so many of you have stopped me on the street or written to ask why it’s so difficult to find me in the paper (and otherwise, but that’s another story… one that may never be told)...

Philip G Rochford updated 17/02/05

Are you stuck in your life? Do you have the feeling that things are not working in your favour? Do you lack the joy in your life that you know is possible? Do you feel that you are not getting the support of your loved ones and that advantage is being taken of you?

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 17/02/05

It is good news that a full-scale meeting to monitor and further enhance policies to counter terrorism is being held in the Caribbean...

Friday

Clevon Raphael updated 18/02/05

While the National Carnival Commission is putting things in place to hold its annual Carnival post-mortem, I would like to indulge in some of that today...

 

Jaye-Q Baptiste updated 04/02/05

Getting your rears in gear, my people? Well while you’ll be gyrating, oscillating, making like your own natural disaster, I’ll be sending some prayers up to the gods for you safe return to deemed “sanity” come Ash Wednesday—STDs not in tow...

Joel Primus updated 18/02/05

How do you beat a man named Shurwayne WINchester? That was my chant for the Carnival season. Evidently all one had to do was set oneself on fire...

Peter Ray Blood's Pulse Column updated 18/02/05

Last Friday’s piece about the media receiving no respect from administrators of the land generated a lot of response, most from my colleagues agreeing with my position...

Saturday

Attillah Springer updated 19/02/05

She could have been my sister. She could have been my very own flesh and blood, born from the very same belly. When I saw her standing there I was glad I had decided to come and give her my support...

Gail Alexander updated 19/02/05

“All of us would have preferred to let this cup pass...” And that is probably just the half of it. Prime Minister Patrick Manning put it into those words on Tuesday. But his borrowing of the biblical Gethsemane appeal in this Lenten season may not have been necessary in order to emphasise the breadth of the bind that is the issue involving Chief Justice Satnarine Sharma...

 

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