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Guardian Columnists
Sunday
Anand Ramlogan updated 13/08/06

Police brutality makes the headlines again. Pundit’s nawh Rabindranath Choon was brutalised and tortured by police officers. What’s new except the fact that we have a new Chairman of the Police Service Commission (PSC). I am fed up begging this institution to do its job and function effectively...

Dana Seetahal updated 06/08/06

Last October, at a ceremony for the general admissions of attorneys held at the Hall of Justice, the Chief Justice (CJ) referred to the “falling standards” of the legal profession...

Denzil Mohammed updated 13/08/06

There’s a line that resonates from My So-Called Life, a series that ended all too soon: “It was like passing a bad car crash; you just had to look...

Dr Hamid Ghany updated 13/08/06

An able, disinterested, public-spirited press, with trained intelligence to know the right and courage to do it, can preserve that public virtue without which popular government is a sham and a mockery...

Ira Mathur updated 13/08/06

Violence again. This time, it wasn’t here. It was death in Guyana and the threat of terror in the UK. And we, as a people who live on an island and need to travel, are stuck...

Lennox Grant updated 13/08/06

If he still had the hair to do so, Prime Minister Patrick Manning would, last week, have made a rare picture of letting it down—and that, after intake of nothing more intoxicating than a Crowne Plaza veggie breakfast...

Martin George updated 13/01/06

Chatting with many T&T nationals and other Caribbean people during the Caribana weekend in Canada, I realised just how much interest and concern there is for the recent upheavals and events surrounding our judiciary...

Overand Padmore updated 13/08/06

Pre-emptive strikes by British security and police authorities, leading to the arrests of 24 persons, have foiled what has been described as a major terrorist plot to blow up aircraft in flight from the UK to the US...

Peter Quentrall-Thomas updated 13/08/06

I’m hearing a whisper that we had to have a six-car pile up on the Beetham before they restored the white lines...

Simon Lee updated 06/08/06

I’d never been to Mooseland; I’m not really a lumberjacking, ice-hockey playing, minus 40 degrees kind of mensch...

Monday

Debbie Jacob updated 14/08/06

It’s impossible to think about the library profession and not visualise a woman in horn-rimmed glasses. I think of that image a lot these days as I slide my glasses up my nose...

Fr Henry Charles updated 07/08/06

It was a little more than three years ago, on March 20, 2003, that President Bush ordered the coalition to launch “an attack of opportunity” against specified targets in Iraq. Today, it seems less and less likely that history will regard that moment of decision kindly. The invasion turned Iraq into a fertile operational base for terrorism...

Prakash Persad updated 14/08/06

One of the more difficult issues facing developing countries presently is that of striking a balance between industrial development and protecting the environment. The fact that the critically important issues of health and safety are intrinsically interconnected with both serves to highlight the need for proper analysis...

Tuesday

Dr David E Bratt updated 08/08/06

“Talking bout food... ah feel dat is here dat we really lorse we way, because everyday Tantie hearing bout a seta younger and younger Trinis getting sick wid what used to be ole people diseases—colon problems, all kinda cancer in all kinda strange places...

Pastor Clive Dottin updated 08/08/06

We are in a dangerous and rotten state in the republic of T&T, and yet people are asked by the administration of the police force to place more confidence in the officers. If ever there was a military joke, this must be it...

Wednesday

Clevon Raphael updated 09/08/06

The way a society treats its very young and elderly citizens tells much about the social conscientiousness or responsibility of that particular community...

Ravi Ji updated 09/08/06

Senator Yuille Williams, Minister of Community Development, Culture and Gender Affairs, has directed that a Ramdilla Group be set up at the Grand Market in Port-of-Spain which is being set up to house Carifesta IX in September. Carifesta is set to attract record participation from Caribbean and Latin American countries...

Tony Fraser updated 09/08/06

Israel alone amongst nations of the world has, it would seem, the birthright to massacre innocent Arab citizens, defy world opinion, kill United Nations officials in circumstances that...

Thursday

Greater Caribbean This Week updated 10/08/06

Return processes and the ties between migrants and their countries of origin have been evaluated, by and large, as appropriate means of contributing to the development of the sending societies, based on the opportunities derived from the return of human resources, as well as the resulting economic, scientific/technological, political and cultural links...

Leela Ramdeen updated 10/08/06

On Saturday, the world will mark the UN International Youth Day on the theme: Tackling Poverty Together. The UN hopes that stakeholders will use this opportunity to tackle poverty together by ensuring that young people receive the attention they deserve in global, national and local efforts to eradicate poverty...

Sat Maharaj updated 10/08/06

The Indian community should be grateful to Dr Selwyn Cudjoe for the 2006 Naeap Emancipation address, in which he does what most blacks never do in Trinidad, that is, speak their minds on matters involving Indians...

Friday
Dion Jeffers updated 04/08/06

The story of the slave trade of the Americas is all too familiar to its Caribbean descendants. The torturous middle passage— which saw the most inhumane treatment being meted out to human beings—is just a sample of the oppression Africans experienced...

Gillian Lucky, MP updated 11/08/06

Never having crossed the Savannah stage as part of a Carnival band, I must decline the invitation sent recently on a party platform to get into section for a political parade, or more accurately, public charade...

Peter Ray Blood's Pulse Column updated 11/08/06

Playing mas in August this year would have marked my 20th Crop Over Festival in Barbados but I just couldn’t miss another Emancipation Day celebration in Port-of-Spain, so I stayed home. However, from all reports Crop Over 2K6 was a bumper affair with a record-breaking number of Trinis actively participating...

Wesley George upadted 11/08/06

As T&T embarks on the journey towards developed nation status, we find ourselves being faced with several new challenges that are associated with this path...

Saturday

Attillah Springer updated 12/08/06

I wonder what it must be like to be an MP and open the papers. Page one, protests; page three, more protests. Houses on the hills and plenty filling in of land and plenty flood on the main road. And everybody just damn vex...

Gail Alexander updated 29/07/06

In the role of host for Tuesday’s awards ceremony for former Soca Warriors coach Leo Beenhakker, it appeared that President George Maxwell Richards was completely focused on toasting the Dutchman and his work with the national team...

Lisa Allen-Agostini updated 12/08/06

The first time I hear the song name Tuck In Your Belly, I grind my teeth. It take me back to when I was 13 and hearing Lt Stitchie singing about panty size. In case you don’t know neither of them songs, both of them is dancehall reggae and both of them talking about women bodies...

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