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Guardian Columnists
Sunday
Anand Ramlogan updated 24/12/06

The country is reeling from the shock of the kidnapping of Vindra Naipaul. She is one of the most humble, charitable and spiritual people I have had the pleasure of meeting...

Dana Seetahal updated 24/11/06

The Government may seek to take some comfort from the probability that the number of murders reported in 2006 is unlikely to exceed that of 2005 or if it does it will be minimally. This would mean that the rate of increase of homicides...

Dennis Pantin updated 24/12/06

Personally, I would not wish to live within a 100-mile radius of any aluminium smelter plant given my understanding of the uncertainties over the human and environmental health impacts...

Denzil Mohammed updated 24/12/06

One year, I spent Christmas all alone. I was vex with some people home. Indignant, self-righteous and bitter, wanting to hurt both others and, somehow, myself, I stayed by myself. It was one of the most selfish things I had ever done...

Dr Hamid Ghany updated 24/12/06

The events in the Parliament last week provided the population with an opportunity to see how our system of government is in dire need of reform...

Ira Mathur updated 24/12/06

No one should be dying at Christmas. Not of cancer; yet it happens. I have seen men with IVs lying in run-down rooms in Trinidad, stoically taking chemotherapy, knowing that they were running backwards on a fast treadmill...

Lennox Grant updated 24/12/06

Murder and robbery will clearly not take a break for Christmas, but maybe we can be allowed some gallows humour with which, as it were, to wash down reported episodes that are harder than ever to swallow...

Martin George updated 24/12/06

At this time of year, we celebrate the birth of the Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, who as the story goes, was “Away in a manger, no crib for a bed, the little Lord Jesus lay down his sweet head...

Overand Padmore updated 24/12/06

Both Houses of Parliament have now passed the Bail (Amendment) Bill extending by three months the mandatory no bail provision in the existing legislation for persons accused of kidnapping for ransom...

Peter Quentrall-Thomas updated 24/12/06

Let me wish all the Guardian readers Feliz Navidad, as today is Christmas Eve. While my “learning Spanish in Caracas” story goes on for several weeks, as you read this I should be in the depths of Illinois...

Simon Lee updated 17/12/06

So we hit a home stretch of sorts, just a week and change till Christmas. I wish the next few months were unfolding for me in Trinidad. In my San Jose de Oruna days and the preceding Kalay Village days, this was always a special time of year for me...

Monday

Debbie Jacob updated 25/12/06

And so this is Christmas. The shopping days are over, the turkey is in the oven, the gifts have been sprung from their shiny paper, and there’s nothing left to do but soak in the silence of the moment when hopefully someone will realise the purpose of this momentous day...

Fr Henry Charles updated 25/12/06

Putting Christ back into Christmas still gets the lion’s share of attention from those concerned about the religious diminution of the feast. It’s the standard “difficulty” stressed regarding Christ and Christmas...

Prakash Persad updated 18/12/06

The need to communicate is fundamental to human nature. One only has to look at the explosive growth of cellphones to see the tangible manifestation of this...

Tuesday

Dr David E Bratt updated 26/12/06

“Something sau’t, something sau’t, something sau’t to put in meh mou’t,” sings the calypsonian. But on a day like today, after the harsh drinking of Christmas, and with the Carnival season upon us...

Pastor Clive Dottin updated 26/12/06

And while they looked steadfastly toward Heaven as he went up, behold, two men stood by them in white apparel...

Wednesday

Clevon Raphael updated 20/12/06

Christmas is just around the corner and in keeping with the spirit of the season I do not want to dwell on the many negatives still plaguing us as we come to the close of another 365 days...

Ravi Ji updated 25/10/06

The University of T&T (UTT) will host Ramleela Samelan at the UTT Campus, Point Lisas Estate, Couva, November 10, 11 and 12. The inauguration will be on November 10, from 6.30 pm at the same venue...

Tony Fraser updated 20/12/06

 

Besides the over-confident smugness, even arrogance, of St Lucia’s incumbent Prime Minister Kenny Anthony as he approached the electorate last week, there is little similarity between the politics of that country and the race-based entrenched political culture of T&T...
Thursday

Greater Caribbean This Week updated 21/12/06

Haiti proclaimed its independence on January 1, 1804. Two years later, the country was divided into two States: in the West, Alexandre Pétion set up a republic, while in the North, Henri Christophe converted the republic into a monarchy, in 1811...

Leela Ramdeen updated 21/12/06

It’s a sign of the times that many people seem to have forgotten the true meaning of Christmas...

Sat Maharaj updated 21/12/06

In T&T there is a 150-year tradition where Hindus and other non-Christians observe the tradition associated with this great festiva...

 

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 22/12/06

The most recent kidnapping of Vindra Naipaul proves beyond all reasonable doubt that, contrary to the assurances given by this regime that we are now in a time of relative calm with respect to crime, our position has actually worsened...

Peter Ray Blood's Pulse Column updated 08/12/06

The weekend gone was one of mixed and diverse pleasures, embracing a wide variety of cultural tastes and expressions...

Wesley George upadted 22/12/06

Well, it is that time of year again—for some an exciting time and for others (like me) a frustrating one...

Saturday

Attillah Springer updated 23/12/06

I’ve hoped for comfort...

Gail Alexander updated 23/12/06

Northern Pole...

Lisa Allen-Agostini updated 23/12/06

When Jesus was my age, he did done get the call from God to change the world. If I was Jesus, all now so I preaching sermon on the mount, sharing out loaves and fishes, changing water into wine and all kind of thing...

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