the midst of the controversy concerning the decision
to bypass Rangee Dolsingh and appoint Geoffrey Henderson
as DPP, this column publicly endorsed Hendersons
elevation. Seniority did not automatically mean
that Dolsingh had a natural or better claim to the
promotion, I argued...
noticed a number of things over the past few weeks
in the RBTT Young Leaders debate series. Some of these
things have caused me to be quite proud that debating
is in good hands and that there are corporate sponsors
willing to invest in the youth in ways that would
reap dividends for the youth...
is what the lobby for speaking time is about, nothing
less. I have been on the side of writing these speeches
and on the side of listening to them, and I tell you
the truth: they should reduce the time...
of our radio stations, I95.5, has embarked on an initiative
to get the authorities to rid the streets of vagrants.
The station wants them removed to a safe, healthy
and secured environment...
Mohammed updated 06/03/05
Morissettes words have come true. Isnt
it ironic: the advice that you just cant take?
The day before I started working at the Guardian
four and a half years ago, someone told me: Remember,
keep your opinions to yourself because you're going
to be among a lot of Creoles. Just be careful...
Hamid Ghany updated
week, I addressed the issue of the separation of powers
in our Constitution in the context of a raging debate
about whether this fundamental doctrine of democratic
systems of government actually exists in our system
of government or not...
Mathur updated 06/03/05
am not so vain as to think you would have the time
to read this column on a Sunday. Im hoping though,
that you might, if I wrote you an open letter...
of the shortcomings of the Westminster system, when
its scaled down to fit 36 MPs, is that everything
has to be in black and white. If you have 600 MPs,
that gives them leeway to offer a huge range of opinions;
if you have 36, each one has to toe the party line
without fail, or governments would fall every week...
Grant updated 06/03/05
like many shooting wars, Trinidad and Tobagos
war on crime is really a contest for territory, the
ground being fought over is space in the media...
A. George updated 06/03/05
seems that by and large, we here in Trinidad and Tobago
are on an extended vacation from sense and sensibility
and dont even realise it...
Padmore updated 06/03/05
Leader Basdeo Panday is resorting to rather dangerous
and desperate tactics, as he attempts to rekindle
the patently obvious disenchantment of his core constituency
with the UNC and, in particular, with himself as its
Quentrall-Thomas updated 06/03/05
today I finally decided to go brave and
call this part of my column by its rightful name.
I hope David Rudder will forgive me the plagiarism
of his song This is not a fete in here, this
Lee updated 27/02/05
the Big Fug is all one might expect it to be: lashed
with rain which metamorphoses by the moment into sleet
or snow, depending on how hard the Arctic blast is