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Guardian Columnists
Sunday
Anand Ramlogan updated 15/10/06

My attempts to entertain two foreign guests led me to Friday’s sitting of parliament when Mr Manning lambasted COP leader Winston Dookeran for his cavalier absence during the budget debate...

Dana Seetahal updated 15/10/06

Last Friday I heard Mr Manning in his budget response castigating the Opposition UNC and the COP for their lack of responsibility that saw a historic premature end to the budget debate...

Denzil Mohammed updated 15/10/06

No, the Guardian didn’t proscribe this column because of my indictment of the media’s treatment of race groups a few weeks ago. I took a nice, long holiday in beautiful places, which you can read about from next week in the Sunday Vibe ...

Dr Hamid Ghany updated 15/10/06

In the draft constitution presented by Sir Ellis Clarke to Prime Minister Manning on July 31 last, the section on the executive deserves some scrutiny...

Ira Mathur updated 15/10/06

To hear this story you need to shut out the urgent hammerings on your door bringing you news of the rage of a community mourning a kidnapped 19-year-old boy murdered in cold blood—execution style...

Lennox Grant updated 15/10/06

Parliamentarians of the future among this year’s graduating class of St Benedict’s College in La Romaine promise to be a more decidedly no-nonsense bunch than those of the present...

Martin George updated 15/10/06

It seems that we have come full circle from the heady days of the early 70s, when nationalistic pride swelled and was riding high, buoyed on by the sweeping tidal wave of the black power movement...

Overand Padmore updated 15/10/06

The manifest unpreparedness of the Opposition benches to participate in the 2007 budget debate was the perfect metaphor for their unreadiness to govern T&T. As UNC/COP MPs publicly demonstrated the depth of their disarray, unable to agree on who would follow PNM’s Bereaux...

Peter Quentrall-Thomas updated 15/10/06

We are going to take a break from the graphs this week, as there are so many issues to deal with...

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 16/10/06

This is Teen Read Week. The American Library Association (ALA) came up with this novel idea—no pun intended—to set aside a day for teenagers to get back in touch with the simple joy of reading...

Fr Henry Charles updated 16/10/06

Should government be in the business of legislating morality? Many people strenuously object to this. In his budget speech recently, the Prime Minister served notice that he intended to make people pay for their vices...

Prakash Persad updated 09/10/06

Mention the word culture and images of Carnival and Best Village would flood the minds of some, chutney and tassa those of others...

Tuesday

Dr David E Bratt updated 17/10/06

Breast-feeding is universally endorsed by the world’s health and scientific organisations, including the Paediatric Society of T&T, as the best way of feeding infants...

Pastor Clive Dottin updated 17/10/06

We hear a lot about resilience and the youth population. It is like a daily mantra in the psychological world, simply because of the fact that teenagers and young adults are the victims of horrible choices and disappointing role models...

Wednesday

Clevon Raphael updated 18/10/06

Regardless of the sanctimonious protestations by all sides, the premature end to the budget debate is a burning shame and disgrace on every one of the main players...

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 18/10/06

Fr Clyde Harvey was saying at the funeral service of George Cumberbatch, part in jest and deadly serious too, that having suffered yet another blow to its body politic, Belmont, one of the salt-of-the-earth communities of Trinidad, was in trouble of going through...

Thursday

Greater Caribbean This Week updated 19/10/06

The countries belonging to the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Group assembled in the Dominican Republic, where the 2nd Forum of Ministers of Culture of this vast group of countries was held, giving continuity to the first meeting of that kind held in 2003, in Dakar...

Leela Ramdeen updated 19/10/06

On Saturday I will join my Hindu father and our guests as we celebrate Divali, a festival that symbolises light, goodness, reconciliation, peace, harmony and happiness. The word “Divali” is a corruption of the Sanskrit word “Deepavali,” meaning “row of lights.”

Sat Maharaj updated 19/10/06

During the three weeks preceding the Divali celebrations, which will take place on Saturday, a public holiday, the pundits of T&T performed thousands of Lakshmi pujas in Hindu homes across the country...

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 13/10/06

I cannot explain how distraught I feel about what occurred in Parliament on Monday. That people who claim to be leaders and honourable men and women could resort to cheap, dirty tricks in order to score political points is wholly unacceptable...

Peter Ray Blood's Pulse Column updated 13/10/06

Parttime lovers! That’s the phrase that aptly describes our fickle, so called lovers of sport, specifically those who showed an affluence of affection and adulation on our Soca Warriors just a few months ago...

Wesley George upadted 13/10/06

The budget for the upcoming year has been presented and, as usual, citizens are expressing mixed views on its contents. We need to keep in mind, when coming to conclusions, that these short-term goals are designed to achieve other medium and long-term objectives...

Saturday

Attillah Springer updated 14/10/06

It’s been a long time since I’ve taken this column into the depths of sappiness. I guess serious people aren’t supposed to do love. When really it is love that drives revolution and maybe if more people made decisions based on the feelings in their hearts the world would be a shinier, happier, smelter-free place...

Gail Alexander updated 14/10/06

If Prime Minister Patrick Manning felt compelled to confess yesterday that he sleeps for only four and a half hours nightly—and catnaps in Parliament—he certainly appeared to have had a full eight hours on Thursday night...

Lisa Allen-Agostini updated 14/10/06

“It is the outlying areas, the side roads, that are in a bad state, but they do not fall under the ministry’s jurisdiction,” Colm Imbert say in last week Wednesday papers when Fyzabad was burning tyres in the road. But it have some holes in that story, minister...

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