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Guardian Columnists
Sunday
Anand Ramlogan updated 26/06/05

It is 1 am and I am in my hotel in the middle of a bustling Delhi, India. The city comes alive at nights because of the intense heat during the day. Thousands of people just seem to fit into this vast and complex nation...

Candace Guppy updated 26/06/05

People who want to smoke should go and find themselves some private hole and smoke. After all smoking is now banned in public buildings and you cannot get more public than a school...

Michael Rahman updated 26/06/05

When I chanced upon him, he appeared to be emerging out of the sea. His silhouette was imposing as he strode purposefully along the jetty onto terra firma at Trinidad Pilots and Berthing Masters Association, on King’s Wharf Extension...

Caroline Ravello updated 26/06/05

Dara Schullere, a student and project director at Malick Senior Comprehensive’s abstinence club says friends try to encourage her to have sex, telling her, “it feel so nice you don’t know what you are missing” and “God give you this to use it ...

Dana Seetahal updated 26/06/05

AS we recognise Labour Day, it is of note to point out that T&T has yet to pass specific laws to deal with sexual harassment in the workplace...

Denzil Mohammed updated 26/05/05

The theatre moments that stand solidly in the store of my mind are few, yet incredibly brilliant and utterly unforgettable memories...

Dr Hamid Ghany updated 26/06/05

As the battle over the need for serious action to tackle violent crime in the country continues to regain momentum for the umpteenth time in the last 15 years or so, it appears that some of the latest pressure group activities are missing the mark...

Ira Mathur updated 26/06/05

This is no time to be a child. There’s a poem that has just made the e-mail circuit of nine-year-old girls with access to computers. Called Sarah, it is written with the voice of a three-year-old. Here’s an excerpt...

Judy Raymond updated 26/06/05

Two days after the explosion on the Tradewind Sunrise, Parliament debated industrial accidents and the need to proclaim the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA)...

Lennox Grant updated 26/06/05

In 2005, when an Attorney General feels free to mention terrorism and the Muslimeen in a single speech, it is either to put the finger into an old wound or to salute a brave new world...

Martin A. George updated 26/06/05

The nation may never know why our young colleague, Nadia Ashraph, a budding attorney-at-law took her life. But one thing for sure, is that the stresses, strains and tensions of a professional career can indeed take their toll on you and leave you burnt out, depleted and a mere shell of yourself...

Overand Padmore updated 26/06/05

The Government’s decision to send the Anti-Terrorism Bill to a select committee of the Senate is commendable and wise. It is an act of political maturity...

Peter Quentrall-Thomas updated 26/06/05

I can’t believe it’s Thursday already. JP and I are having a really fantastic time here (once I get rid of the darn shoe shine boys who follow me like locusts and completely ignore JP in his sneakers...

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...

Gillian Lucky, MP updated 24/06/05

It is unfortunate but not surprising that this administration continues to govern the citizenry with little regard to matters of national urgent, public importance...

Joel Primus updated 24/06/05

I remember the first time I heard the term “ambassador plenipotentiary.” I though for a while it should have been “ambassador plenty-potentially” (that is, they did not know what to do with someone with plenty potential). Then, the name was attached to our former prime minister and president (among other things), Arthur Napoleon Raymond Robinson...

Peter Ray Blood's Pulse Column updated 24/06/05

Carnival 2006 is off and running and leading the way is Rugeri Promotions, producer of the all-inclusive Anthony and...

Saturday

Attillah Springer updated 25/06/05

Oh, how a little sunshine can change the way you feel about a place. Perhaps the silly season has hit me hard at the back of my head wrap. But now that summer is finally here, I have to say I’ve gone through this magnificent transformation...

Gail Alexander updated 25/06/05

It’s been finance and election issues which have made parliamentarians burn the 2 am oil lately...

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