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Guardian Columnists
Sunday
Anand Ramlogan updated 16/04/06

Are bandits victims? I am fed up of hearing people say that “we” are all to blame for crime in general and the recent death of Sean Luke. This because “we, as a society” created the monsters that rob, rape and shoot...

Dana Seetahal updated 16/04/06

For the last several years we have heard talk about the backlogs in the magistrates’ courts and the various measures being implemented to improve the situation. As a lawyer who has practised infrequently in the magistrates...

Denzil Mohammed updated 16/04/06

Jesus wore a red and white boxing robe over his brimming bread-and-wine belly. He screamed like a rock star, went crowd surfing, and everywhere that Jesus went his groupies were sure to go...

Dr Hamid Ghany updated 16/04/06

Last week, I drew attention to the fact that the Principles of Fairness Group recently completed the draft of a constitution for T&T...

Ira Mathur updated 16/04/06

Dry air swirling with pale poui, settling into carpets of blossoms. About seven years ago, I wanted to do an entire piece on the poui. I want to examine the journey of a single petal and watch it land...

Lennox Grant updated 16/04/06

Until the cut-throat attack on the Archbishop of Castries, it was the Sean Luke killing in a central Trinidad canefield that was the latest dramatisation of the gates of hell’s prevailing against us here on earth...

Martin George updated 16/04/06

From the flood of replies I received to last week’s column, I feel heartened that there are those out there who care about the quality of university graduates and tertiary level graduates we are putting out into the society...

Overand Padmore updated 16/04/06

The Attorney General was very measured in his presentation when reporting to the Senate, last Tuesday, on the ruling of the arbitral tribunal constituted under Annex VII of the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea...

Peter Quentrall-Thomas updated 16/04/06

Well, here I am again in Guyana with a US medical team working with the Amerindian people of the interior, and, believe it or not I haven’t had any porridge yet...

Simon Lee updated 16/04/06

Along with wishing you all Happy Easter and many resurrections to come, I have the pleasure of informing you that, officially at least...

Monday

Debbie Jacob updated 17/04/06

All of a sudden the story has changed: Judas Iscariot does not seem to be the bungling idiot who pretended to be Jesus’ friend and then betrayed him for 30 pieces of silver...

Fr Henry Charles updated 17/04/06

Imagine that society was starting from scratch, and you didn’t know where you would end up in terms of rank or status. Your race, social location, and any of the markers that distinguish people in terms of more or less were completely hidden from you...

Prakash Persad updated 10/04/06

Do you realise that we never seem to notice the gradual changes that take place around us until the tipping point has been passed...

Tuesday

Dr David E Bratt updated 18/04/06

Have you ever noticed how humans like to be touched? Island people, or small-town people, like to be touched more than city people...

Pastor Clive Dottin updated 18/04/06

Last week, we focused on Sharon. Her social history is that of a single-parent family with four other siblings. She was abused by an older male cousin for three years, from approximately age seven to age 10, before informing her mother...

Wednesday

Clevon Raphael updated 19/04/06

I am not an alarmist. If anything, I am a very optimistic person although, at times, I feel my optimism is somewhat misplaced...

Ravi Ji updated 12/04/06

April 6 was the ninth tithi of the Hindu month of Chaitra: Ramnavmi—the birthdate of Shri Rama. The event commemorates the birth of Lord Rama, the seventh incarnation of Lord Vishnu, the Preserver...

Tony Fraser updated 19/04/06

Bermuda is another world and it is truly another world in keeping with the lyrics of the lilting national song...

Thursday

Greater Caribbean This Week updated 13/04/06

Recently, we received the news that Panama and Cuba fully re-established their relations. These relations were affected when the previous government of the isthmus country released a known terrorist, wanted by the Cuban justice system and other countries in the area, owing to his participation in atrocities, both criminal and lethal, that claimed the lives of many individuals...

Leela Ramdeen updated 13/04/06

Recently I attended a play in London, Dear Comrade, in remembrance of Claudia Jones, political activist, community leader, journalist, fighter for women’s rights, and pioneer of the Notting Hill Carnival...

Philip G Rochford updated 29/09/05

There are four principal ways in which you interact with the audience and by which the audience evaluates you as a speaker...

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 13/04/06

When Benny Hinn visited Trinidad in March 1999, his religious escapades attracted tens of thousands of people to the Queen’s Park Savannah, Port-of-Spain. We consider Pastor Hinn to be a showman in the mould of the best Hollywood actors...

Friday

Dr Bhoe Tewarie updated 14/04/06

You will be reading this on Good Friday which Christians all over the world observe as the day on which Jesus Christ was crucified. Those who wanted him dead constituted the dominant religious oligarchy...

Dion Jeffers updated 07/04/06

Once again T&T has heeded the call. The gruesome discovery of the body of a six-year-old boy, a nation that appears to have reached its pinnacle of frustration with the crime scourge the plagues our land and some media that continue to excite the population by evoking emotions through sensational reporting...

Gillian Lucky, MP updated 14/04/06

Must we always be last in the line to get it right? Aware of the problem of escalating crime and cognisant of the fact that the grave situation had surpassed acceptable proportions, foreign experts were called to render assistance to the Jamaican Police Service...

Joel Primus updated 02/12/05

It is with great pride and satisfaction that I write my last article in these columns on behalf of the PNM’s National Youth League. It has been a rewarding and pleasurable experience...

Peter Ray Blood's Pulse Column updated 14/04/06

First it was envying T&T for its flying fish but now Bajans seem to have a problem with our music...

Wesley George upadted 14/04/06

Where are our UWI students? Has anyone heard from them lately? Our nation is on a path of rapid development and is facing some new and seemingly difficult challenges...

Saturday

Attillah Springer updated 15/04/06

There’s a school of thought that says, and I feel that I believe it, that nothing is coincidental. That even the psychos, the thieves, the corrupt politicians are part of the greater good. That they give us perspective, maybe...

Lisa Allen-Agostini updated 08/04/06

It have a breeze that does blow through town these days that dirty, dirty, dirty. It heavy with fine sand and dry mud. It in your hair, on your skin, in your mouth and all, till everything you eating have a kind of gravelly crunch like you by Maracas eating bake and shark in the wind...

Gail Alexander updated 15/04/06

It’s highly unlikely the region’s Hispanic community alone is monitoring the much-debated US immigration reform bill which brought millions out in rallies all over the United States on Monday...

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