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Guardian Columnists
Sunday
Anand Ramlogan updated 19/06/05

As predicted last week, the resurrection of the emotional and controversial hanging debate has proven to be the ultimate diversion from the real issues of the day...

Candace Guppy updated 12/06/05

I could not believe the words when I heard them. Mr Manning has offered to sell oil to Chile to avert the energy crisis brewing there in exchange for support for the FTAA. Energy crisis Mr Manning? Are you thinking clearly...

Caroline Ravello updated 19/06/05

Where was I? What did I miss in the news? Who decided that? The short man? How he got the boss man to agree...

Dana Seetahal updated 19/06/05

Last December on World Aids Day, the Minister of Health recognised that the public care system was facing an unprecedented crisis with regards to the HIV/Aids problem...

Denzil Mohammed updated 19/05/05

When life is taken irrationality, is it our divinely-enshrined right to take another life irrationally? When dealing with something as un-absolute as life, do we, as citizens and lawmakers, have the right to cast the most absolute, irreversible and irrational of judgments...

Dr Hamid Ghany updated 19/06/05

As the Government’s strategy to battle crime comes under fire from the anti-death penalty lobby, there are questions being asked about whether the decision to pursue the resumption of the death penalty so aggressively was a wise move after all...

Ira Mathur updated 19/06/05

We dread state intrusion. It conjures images of marching feet, force, guns, dictatorships. We agree on that...

Judy Raymond updated 19/06/05

There are at least three sides to any story, as any journalist will tell you, and Parliament by its nature invariably demonstrates at least two...

Lennox Grant updated 19/06/05

Well into the era defined by the PNM’s 20-16 election victory in October 2002, it is the haunting spirit of Crowne Plaza 2001, following the 18-18 electoral draw, that informs political attitudes today...

Martin A. George updated 19/06/05

Thank goodness that the post of president of the West Indies Cricket Board has become vacant, because the board cannot be said to have enjoyed its most illustrious or popular season under the tenure of Teddy...

Overand Padmore updated 19/06/05

The UNC is at a crossroads. There are those who are anxious to enhance the party’s relevance to the politics of T&T and make it into an electorally appealing political organisation...

Peter Quentrall-Thomas updated 16/06/05

Forgive me for “pausing” the epic trip of Two Trinis in Peru, but following my Hurricane Ivan stint in Grenada, I thought I should share some tips on preparing for and living through a hurricane...

Simon Lee updated 19/06/05

Having missed Trini Carnival this year and never having got to the one in Santiago de Cuba yet, I was determined not to miss out on the Big Fug’s Carnival de Cuba...

Monday

Debbie Jacob updated 20/06/05

No one thinks twice about consulting the family physician for a virus or even an astrologer to interpret the stars, but somehow it’s surprising when anyone decides to ask a teacher’s opinion about children and education...

Fr Henry Charles updated 13/06/05

The highly-charged moral disputes of our day, for example, the dispute over abortion, are often compared with the conflict over slavery in the US in the middle of the 19th century...

Jaye-Q Baptiste updated 18/05/05

Awoke, as I often do, in great pain. I tried to groan and bear it but, as I often do, I succumbed to the painkillers...

Leela Ramdeen updated 20/06/05

Yesterday, we celebrated Father’s Day. This year, my family shared our Father’s Day meal with Sr Mary Baptista, a Holy Faith sister and significant other in my life. She has devoted 55 years of her life to teaching in T&T at HF convents in Siparia, Couva and Woodbrook...

Tuesday

Dr David E Bratt updated 21/06/05

The signs are all around us. Fat children and fat budgets. The $3 billion extra. How strange. Where did the $27 billion go? What are they doing with the extra $3 billion? Don’t ask. We might not get anything...

Pastor Clive Dottin updated 21/06/05

Citizens, it is time for us to address the gun trade and look at the conditions that facilitate the expansion of this evil business...

Wednesday

Prof Ramesh Deosaran updated 22/06/05

The Senate in May 1989 unanimously approved a motion calling on the Government “as a matter of urgency” to appoint a commission of enquiry “to consider the status and effectiveness of the death penalty and report within three months” so that Government could then “take the appropriate action at the earliest opportunity.”

Ravi Ji updated 15/06/05

Festival Days are important to a people. A close study often reveals not only social and anthropological evidence but also the history of the people in the context of the festival...

Tony Fraser updated 22/06/05

The one thing that has not been short in this Griffith-led WICB dispensation featuring Bennett King and his band of Australians and the Digicel sponsorship has been public relations gimmickry...

Thursday

Greater Caribbean This Week updated 23/06/05

Last year, the Caribbean Tourism Organisation reported increases in Caribbean tourist arrivals of 7.2 per cent and improved occupancy rates of 7.9 per cent over 2003...

Philip G Rochford updated 23/06/05

Move from a life of dreaming and thinking to a life of passion and action. You lack the drive that only a compelling future can provide...

Ravi-ji updated 21/04/05

The Hindu Prachar Kendra celebrated Ramnavmi—the birth of Lord Rama—a midday festival, on April 17. The event was held on the premises of the Kendra at Raghunanan Road, Enterprise, to celebrate Bhagwaan Shri Rama, the Seventh Divine Descent or Avataar of Lord Vishnu...

Sat Maharaj updated 23/06/05

The first phase in the big legal battle over the Trinity Cross as the nation’s highest award ended in the San Fernando High Court last week. Presiding judge Peter Jamadar will deliver his written judgment at a later date...

Friday

Clevon Raphael updated 17/06/05

Maybe I am bloodthirsty but I must confess that I am disappointed over the turn of events in the State’s planned execution of convicted murderer Lester Pitman...

Joel Primus updated 17/06/05

Imagine I have a wardrobe. A real old-time wardrobe. On it I have, among other things, a kurta, a dashiki and a pair of shorts folded in a corner. Since I could remember myself as a Trinidadian I have had these items which I keep for historical value...

Peter Ray Blood's Pulse Column updated 17/06/05

T&T is poised to obliterate the Guinness Book of Records’ world record for kissing couples when the Trinidad Broadcasting Network stages the Kiss the World Record Concert tomorrow at Queen’s Park Oval...

Saturday

Attillah Springer updated 18/06/05

There was a time in the late ’60s when men like my father, all six foot whatever of him and the likes of him, that he remembers now like characters from an as yet unwritten novel, walked the streets of Port-of-Spain threatening to invoke the spirit of Butler...

Gail Alexander updated 18/06/05

Two weeks after Government’s package of “emergency” anti-crime legislation was presented, Parliament is yet to debate the most controversial aspects of the package—the police reform bills...

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