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Guardian Columnists
Sunday
Anand Ramlogan updated 07/05/06

Most people view Basdeo Panday as a dictatorial maximum leader. The cruelest of ironies, however, is that Panday fell victim to the idealistic notion of allowing his people to democratically choose their own leaders instead of personally simply grooming and anointing someone...

Dana Seetahal updated 07/05/06

I read with interest an opinion, published in one of the daily newspapers, on the decision by the State to accede to the US request for the extradition of accused people charged in T&T with the murder of US citizen Balram Maharaj ...

Denzil Mohammed updated 07/05/06

I done. Well, almost. At 6 pm tomorrow, I’d have officially completed my course of study at UWI. Four years, incalculable tests, inestimable heartache, and I have the nosebleeds from writing exams at Engineering 200 feet above sea level to prove it...

Dr Hamid Ghany updated 07/05/06

Now that the UNC has had to face the reality of what political life would really be like without the services of Basdeo Panday, it appears the sniping and bickering is likely to get worse...

Ira Mathur updated 07/05/06

The dust has settled on the debate set off by the imbroglio of your prosecution, imprisonment and bail. It was big news because you are Mr Basdeo Panday—former trade unionist representing thousands of sugar workers...

Lennox Grant updated 07/05/06

On World Press Freedom Day last Wednesday, Basdeo Panday was remembered for, among other things, his tribute to T&T’s most celebrated journalist, George John...

Martin George updated 07/05/06

The recent internal convulsions within the UNC over the choice of political leader, Opposition leader, chairman and chief whip have been reminiscent of the good old days of Mastana Bahar...

Overand Padmore updated 07/05/06

The reason why the President revoked Basdeo Panday’s appointment as Opposition Leader: his conviction and two-year sentence for violating the Integrity in Public Life Act (enacted by his own government)...

Peter Quentrall-Thomas updated 07/05/06

So it’s Tuesday now and we have to get going to Aishalton, which is the southern most point in our trip. At Dadanawa, Sandy and Duane insist we have coffee before we leave them and we get a chance to see a Capuchin monkey ...

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 08/05/06

Lola, the dog who replaced beloved Capone, stolen six months ago, is gone. A week ago Saturday, she was stolen from my yard. My reaction to the loss surprised me. For the first time in 22 years I felt that I would leave Trinidad some day...

Fr Henry Charles updated 01/05/06

I read the Gospel of Judas a few times over the long Easter weekend. It’s just seven pages long, so it was really no big feat. A Google search plus Adobe Reader makes it easily available...

Prakash Persad updated 08/05/06

In a time when, in many parts of the world, tertiary education is becoming more expensive, it is being given freely here. A most wonderful opportunity this is. But should we, citizens and taxpayers, not expect and request some sort of reciprocal gesture from the recipients...

Tuesday

Dr David E Bratt updated 09/05/06

Public trust of elected officials is at an all-time low in democratic countries. Throughout the world, unhappiness with leaders like Berlusconi, Blair, and Bush has resulted in one of them losing his position, one about to lose and another praying he will not be impeached...

Pastor Clive Dottin updated 09/05/06

Can justice be selective? Selective justice is a brutal octopus, with its ultra-long tentacles targeting political enemies. Tyranny is based on selective justice and therefore cannot produce peace because there can be no peace without justice. Love, like justice, must be inclusive...

Wednesday

Clevon Raphael updated 10/05/06

Sometimes I am left to wonder if this Government is really serious about coming to grips with the horrendous crime situation...

Ravi Ji updated 10/05/06

Family life is increasingly engaging my mind. This stems from increasing my preference to work with children...

Tony Fraser updated 10/05/06

For the first time in two to three years there seems to be something of a hope for West Indies cricket emerging from the decade-long slump. This does not mean that the team will defeat India and that the fundamental problems will be resolved...

Thursday

Greater Caribbean This Week updated 11/05/06

Allow me to introduce Alberto, Beryl, Chris, Debby, Ernesto, Florence, Gordon, Helene, Isaac, Joyce, Kirk, Leslie, Michael, Nadine, Oscar, Patty, Rafael, Sandy, Tony, Valerie and William. The pleasure is all theirs, believe me...

Leela Ramdeen updated 11/05/06

Motherhood is a holy calling, a vocation. Mothers are great givers and sufferers; many are instruments of peace who are at the forefront of seeking to build a better world...

Sat Maharaj updated 11/05/06

Indians, especially Hindus, continue, with great fervour, to observe the arrival of their foreparents from various parts of India to the West Indies during the period 1838-1917. Indentureship commenced in 1845 in Trinidad...

Friday
Dion Jeffers updated 05/05/06

The unfolding political events of the last two weeks have not gone unnoticed by the youth league. Although I would have preferred to steer clear of the internal wrangling of the UNC, one cannot deny the implications for the entire population, especially the youth...

Gillian Lucky, MP updated 12/05/06

Please pardon the title if it offends you but it reflects the current state of national affairs. That the judiciary is once again embroiled in turmoil because of alleged impropriety on the part of those who should know better is a matter of great public concern...

Peter Ray Blood's Pulse Column updated 12/05/06

National football coach Leo Beenhakker wasn’t the only unhappy customer on Wednesday when T&T played Peru to a 1-1 draw at the Hasely Crawford National Stadium. In the post match press conference...

Wesley George upadted 28/04/06

The conviction of Basdeo Panday on Monday was both historic and unprecedented in our country, but most importantly it sends the clear message that no one is above the law...

Saturday

Attillah Springer updated 06/05/06

Is it just me? Or is this Benny Hinn dude a little bit of weird? I get the heebie jeebies every time I go past one of those gigantic posters of him on the highway...

Lisa Allen-Agostini updated 06/05/06

Last week was 20 years since it had that big nuclear reactor meltdown in Russia, in Chernobyl. Reading the papers Sunday I see a story about some villagers in a place name Bartolomeyevka (oh, name, sah!), in a country name Belarus, which part it had the meltdown...

Gail Alexander updated 06/05/06

The words “indecent haste” were being heard less in the PNM camp than the term “good strategy” in connection with Prime Minister Patrick Manning’s visit on Tuesday to Couva North...”

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