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
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...
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
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...
Hamid Ghany updated
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...
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
Grant updated 24/12/06
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...
George updated 24/12/06
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...
Padmore updated 24/12/06
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...
Quentrall-Thomas updated 24/12/06
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...
Lee updated 17/12/06
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...