Patrick Manning was refreshingly honest in his speech:
he admitted that the victorious Soca Warriors
football team had accomplished the elusive goal of
uniting all the people of T&T...
I sat impatiently stewing in my car last Wednesday
night, I felt the beginnings of road rage. I had driven
one mile in just about an hour and already I had visions
of slamming my vehicle into the cars that were overtaking
on the shoulder and adding to the congestion. I was
also starting to feel claustrophobic as I was locked
in by traffic on both sides. I was on my way to having
a Michael Douglas moment (he starred in a movie featuring
a man who lost from road rage)...
Mohammed updated 20/11/05
was carrying on as it usually does with the traffic
and the crime and the anger and the blame when,
suddenly, a sphere took flight...
Hamid Ghany updated
week, this country was able to observe the power of
accommodative behaviour in its politics. The week
started with joint Government/Opposition meetings
on the issue of crime and culminated in a victory
on the football field in Bahrain which led to a natural
energy of national unity, that forced even the Prime
Minister to admit his own shortcomings in this area...
Mathur updated 20/11/05
your eye on the ball; keep your eye on the ball, I
half-muttered, half-whispered my father's mantra for
life, my literal silent plea, as along with more than
a million Trinidadians and Tobagonians in those last-longest
two minutes recorded in the history of the world...
the mind of the Prime Minister, there was some connection
between the success of the Warriors on Wednesday and
the success of last weeks crime talks between
the Government and the Opposition...
Grant updated 20/11/05
Trinidad and Tobago marching season that climaxed
on Wednesday afternoon is far from over. What Dennis
Lawrence, called vibes are so good that
they cant be allowed to stop...
Padmore updated 20/11/05
has a profoundly unifying factor in T&Ts
complex society manifested itself when, last Wednesday,
T&T defeated Bahrain 1-0 in their return encounter
earning a coveted place as a first time qualifying
country for the World Cup Finals 2006 in Germany.
The referees final whistle led to spontaneous
ecstatic eruptions throughout T&T. The victory
made us all proud citizens of a united T&T...
Quentrall-Thomas updated 20/11/05
know the developed world must really laugh at the
rest of us. The majority of the worlds population
live appalling lives and the US, UK and Russia sold
over US$37,000,000,000 in arms to us. That money could
double the living standard of 100 million people who
currently live on US$2 a day...
Lee updated 06/11/05
now the rain hammering on the perspex roof of the
conservatory-cum-scriptorium in soggy Forest Hill.
The sound is similar to rain on galvanise. I wish
I could say the temperature and light are similar
to the place where the rain galvanised half the island
into staying inside, but then this is the Big Fug
and not T&T and as Im only too well aware,
since the clocks went back last Sunday and dusk segues
into night by 5pm, autumn is falling into winter...