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Guardian Columnists
Sunday
Anand Ramlogan updated 07/08/05

Minister Fitzgerald Hinds attacked president of the Police and Social Welfare Division Cedric Neptune for going public with his concerns about police officers being asked to drive vehicles although they are not covered by the insurance policy...

Candace Guppy updated 07/08/05

Trinidad and Tobago is party state. Apart from Carnival, you can find a party anywhere you wish. However when it comes to naming the parties, the West takes the cake or the NAB (the Naming A Bility)...

Michael Rahman updated 24/07/05

As he ambled up Alberto Street, Woodbrook his gait might have led one to believe that he was out for a late Sunday morning stroll. Except of course, for his implements...

Caroline Ravello updated 07/08/05

Look, I, too, want to see a thriving Police Service—one with a deep commitment to policing, coupled with some dynamics in human interaction—that responds rapidly and which solves crime...

Dana Seetahal updated 07/08/05

Public statements have been made recently as to the nature and legality of the Special Anti-Crime Unit of Trinidad and Tobago (SAUTT), but the authorities have remained strangely silent on the issue...

Denzil Mohammed updated 07/08/05

My fingers are sore. Deep, red, square prints scar my thumbs. Bitter, black coffee: the traditional taste of desperation. My eyes swell and sting from far too many hours facing a screen. Time stands still; there is nothing to do but to continue, to conquer and to complete...

Dr Hamid Ghany updated 07/08/05

Arising out of the Principles of Fairness conference that was held at University of the West Indies two Saturdays ago, the question of fairness in the electoral system is a subject that ought to be considered...

Ira Mathur updated 07/08/05

If possible I would reproduce every word of a New York Times best seller ”Love, Medicine and Miracles” by Bernie Siegel, MD for everyone living in Trinidad, our diseased society...

Judy Raymond updated 24/07/05

Apart from occupying the chair when the Speaker retires to powder his nose, I have no idea what the duties of the Deputy Speaker entail. But they don’t seem to take up much time, since, while serving in the post...

Lennox Grant updated 07/08/05

Nigeria proved able to spare its president for most of one week to play tourist in what one newspaper described as a "carnival" in Trinidad and Tobago...

Martin A. George updated 07/08/05

A recent survey published worldwide on MSN, showed that Forbes magazine ranked Condoleeza Rice as the most powerful woman in the world. Rice, who has risen to power as an adviser to, and close confidant of US President George Bush, has managed to do it all with a combination of steely nerve and suave sophistication...

Overand Padmore updated 07/08/05

For Trinidadians and Tobagonians, August is freedom month. It begins with emancipation and ends with independence...

Peter Quentrall-Thomas updated 07/08/05

Talking about madness, one reader wrote and told me that I am mad to even ask for the simple things I listed in my piece on the budget last week...

Simon Lee updated 31/07/05

The Big Fug is hunkering down for the summer session; school’s out, mini Levites underfoot and in the absence of the Euro millions I was supposed to win in the lottery, I guess I’ll be vacationing at Casa Levi—my favourite hostelry anyway...

Monday

Debbie Jacob updated 08/08/05

There’s a reason for everything I do; so you can bet that it was no mistake that I ran Part II of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory on Emancipation Day. For me, this was as rebellious as I could be...

Fr Henry Charles updated 08/08/05

One of the more chilling aspects of terrorism today is the seemingly endless supply of people prepared to blow themselves up, disabling enemies but also wreaking havoc on the innocent. In Iraq, for instance, suicide bombers have increased by the month, from 39 in March, and 67 in April, to over 150 in both June and July...

Leela Ramdeen updated 08/08/05

Tomorrow Sr Kathy Joseph, Episcopal delegate for youth, will lead a delegation of 117 individuals, most of whom are between the ages of 16-35 years old, on a spiritual journey to attend the 20th World Youth Day (WYD) in Cologne, Germany...

Tuesday

Dr David E Bratt updated 09/08/05

Did you know the following “facts?” Koro, a disease of mainly non-Western countries, as reported in1969 in the Singapore Medical Journal, can shrink or even totally remove your genitals?

Pastor Clive Dottin updated 09/08/05

Alvin and Heidi Toffler have produced an effective summary of the challenge facing Third Wave “postnations.” Before we examine their thesis, countries like T&T who desire total quality nation status via an evolving Vision 2020 plan, must appreciate that specific crises can hurt this objective...

Wednesday

Clevon Raphael updated 10/08/05

Oh what a sorry mess T&T is today. On all fronts the outlook is not a pretty and daily the common mantra is the same—the country going through...

Ravi Ji updated 03/08/05

There is no doubt that this country which was flourishing yesterday is in a mess today. That Minister Valley could admit crime is one of the causes of a decline in foreign investment brings us to the point that no one can deny that we have reached close to the edge...

Tony Fraser updated 10/08/05

A relevant, comprehensive and effective system of transportation is not only integral to national economic and human development, but in itself it is an economic sector capable of creating jobs, generating wealth and allowing thousands of small operators an opportunity for social and human development...

Judy Raymond updated 03/08/05

The weapon of choice of Opposition Senate leader Wade Mark is hyperbole. But that is a two-edged sword; or, to put it another way, he sometimes ends up shooting himself in the foot....

Thursday

Greater Caribbean This Week updated 11/08/05

“No prow can slice through a cloud of ideas… Peoples who know not each other must hurry to know each other, as those who ready themselves to fight together.”

Philip G Rochford updated 11/08/05

Establishing your vision is a key element in your success. You need to know where you are going in life. You also need to speak your vision so that others can help you accomplish it...

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 11/08/05

For more than 200 years, European Christian colonialists conquered, subdued and dominated most of the world. The pope helped them divide and share power in South and Central America, while Africa, Asia and other areas were settled among the Europeans through conflict...

Friday

Gillian Lucky, MP updated 05/08/05

We have been warned by the Prime Minister that the next general election will come like a thief in the night. Therefore it is mandatory that we immediately begin the search for 41 great people who will be able to take the reins of power and move the country forward...

Joel Primus updated 05/08/05

Today we serve up a sumptuous meal and all that is required of the reader is to make the call: bill, please. Even if your belly is not full we trust that you would do the necessary and call for the bill...

Peter Ray Blood's Pulse Column updated 05/08/05

After a weak 2004 musically, Bajan soca is back on stream. This year’s Crop Over Festival unearthed quite a collection of infectious songs that are certain to capture the attention and get the approval of local music lovers...

Saturday

Attillah Springer updated 06/08/05

This week’s lesson in my self-schooling attempt at becoming more of a sensible, rational-thinking grown-up involves the notion of perspective...

Gail Alexander updated 06/08/05

The July trash-can explosion in downtown Port-of-Spain may appear to be fast attaining cold-case status...

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