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Guardian Columnists
Sunday
Anand Ramlogan updated 01/10/06

The earthquakes were a timely reminder to an oil and gas rich nation of party people of how easy it could be for it to all crumble. Lulled into a false sense of security by the physical manifestation of “progress” as we see skyscrapers shooting up and foreign investment increase...

Dana Seetahal updated 01/10/06

Last Friday at about 9.15 in the morning there was an earthquake in T&T that was also felt in nearby Grenada and Venezuela. In the recent past I have felt irritated, annoyed, even angry or concerned...

Denzil Mohammed updated 24/09/06

Throughout my life as a young, Indo-Trini male, I’ve heard the same stories you have about how ethnic groups are depicted in the media. Even when I began working in journalism six years ago...

Dr Hamid Ghany updated 01/10/06

The draft constitution presented by Sir Ellis Clarke to Prime Minister Patrick Manning, on July 31 instant, has maintained a parliamentary system and cannot be considered a presidential model....

Ira Mathur updated 01/10/06

This is the third in a series of first person accounts on the dying national airline BWIA, which closes its doors on December 31...

Lennox Grant updated 01/10/06

With the executive presidency still to go through the formality of taking place, an imperial presidency is actually in effect...

Martin George updated 01/10/06

More and more it is becoming the case that medical practitioners in Trinidad and Tobago are being called upon to account for their actions or inactions, diagnoses or misdiagnoses in the treatment, management and care of patients under their charge ...

Overand Padmore updated 01/10/06

Prime Minister Manning has been speaking at home and in Washington DC about his government’s security concerns, arising from the lucrative multi-billion-dollar illicit international drug trade and the dangerous criminal activity that accompanies it...

Peter Quentrall-Thomas updated 01/10/06

Firstly, my apologies to Mr Mendez, CEO of the Port Authority, for referring to him as Mr Garcia in my article last week. No excuses, my typo...

Simon Lee updated 01/10/06

Having returned from a summer’s marronage to the plantation at Southwark College for another session of wage slavery...

Monday

Debbie Jacob updated 02/10/06

There are many things I don’t understand in life, but this much I know to be true: I should not have to walk up to strange police in Subway and beg for help because the Belmont police refuse to deal...

Fr Henry Charles updated 02/10/06

The scene at the University of Regensberg was an academic returning to academia, recalling with nostalgia his earlier days at the lectern and glad to commemorate those days with another lecture...

Prakash Persad updated 25/09/06

In the last two articles, societal and leadership issues facing the Hindu community were highlighted, together with some possible solution strategies. In this one, the most pressing challenge facing the community today is discussed...

Tuesday

Dr David E Bratt updated 03/10/06

Sporting events now bore me. Not only the local ones, where football teams with names like House of Dread and Crab Connection play each other endless, boring games in empty stadiums, and seemingly ignorant commentators on TV continue to talk about hooking the ball to cover-point and cutting the ball to fine leg, but just about every international one...

Pastor Clive Dottin updated 03/10/06

Dr Meg Meeker in her stunning book on the American teen sex crisis, Epidemic: How Teen Sex is Killing our Kids, has revealed the following information....

Wednesday

Clevon Raphael updated 04/10/06

The recent furore over the obscene words in a novel used as a textbook in schools is symptomatic of the quantum drop in standards which has hit our beloved country...

Ravi Ji updated 20/09/06

It has always been tiring for me when Oriental strains of our national culture is not represented at an appreciable level at international levels...

Tony Fraser updated 04/10/06

Caricom countries have before them a challenge, one that could be perceived as taking a side in the contest between the religiously driven apostle, President George W Bush and the former army soldier bent on reversing the domination of western capitalism, Hugo Chavez...

Thursday

Greater Caribbean This Week updated 28/09/06

The Caribbean Sea is a theme that one finds constantly on the agenda of the Association of Caribbean States (ACS). Moreover, in the convention establishing this association in 1994, the Caribbean Sea is presented as the founding element for cohesion...

Leela Ramdeen updated 28/09/06

The theme for Carifesta IX is impressive: Celebrating our people contesting the world stage. As our PM Patrick Manning said, the festival “seeks to showcase the arts and culture of the Caribbean, to facilitate artistic and intellectual exchanges among our people, and to give impetus to the flourishing of our culture at the regional level and in the wider world.”

Sat Maharaj updated 28/09/06

The people of Trinidad and Tobago are not being fully informed of the negative impact that the aluminium smelter plant will have on our lives. This plant is scheduled to be built in Chatham, southwest Trinidad, against a backdrop of human blockade, protests and beatings by police and defence force personnel...

Friday
Dion Jeffers updated 22/09/06

In his book Let Him Go, Bishop TD Jakes speaks about the many chapters in life. He discusses the move from childhood to teenager to adulthood and describes each as a stage preparing us for the next step...

Gillian Lucky, MP updated 29/09/06

There must be a good reason for the sudden resignation of Foreign Affairs Minister Knowlson Gift but until the population is brought within the loop, your guess is as good as mine. In any event, neither Mr Gift nor any of his colleagues who may be “in the know” are ready to talk...

Peter Ray Blood's Pulse Column updated 29/09/06

Normally I might be inclined to raise an eyebrow over the government’s seemingly wanton spending habits but I must admit that the $29 million allocated for staging Carifesta IX is money well spent...

Wesley George upadted 29/09/06

Last Sunday, Republic Day, was also International Youth Day. On Monday, the Ministry of Sport and Youth Affairs recognised this with the launching of the National Youth Policy...

Saturday

Attillah Springer updated 30/09/06

In a country of excess, I am learning the value of a little word called no. Nothing is off limits in this country of excess. Not men’s wives, or women’s husbands. Not women walking in the streets, not food or drugs or guns or sex...

Gail Alexander updated 30/09/06

The elegant little grey gift bags atop MPs desks at yesterday’s Parliament session didn’t immediately remind one that a PNM Senator Minister of same name had resigned this week...

Lisa Allen-Agostini updated 30/09/06

Religion is a funny thing. Not funny like kif-kif, but funny how it does make people behave like monsters. Is funny because the point of most modern-day religions is love...

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