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Guardian Columnists
Sunday
Anand Ramlogan updated 25/02/07

Carnival was different this year— new venues for Dimanche Gras and Panorama, the one-song rule and maximum security...

Dana Seetahal updated 25/02/07

Two resignations in the last two weeks involving Members of Parliament in different Caricom countries have brought to the fore the question of when it is desirable that an MP resigns, especially if his reputation is in some way tarnished...

Dennis Pantin updated 25/02/07

The use of the “pitch” between Memorial Park and the Boulevard at the Queen’s Park Savannah for Carnival seems to have worked. It certainly was the only really enjoyable area during the Panorama semi-finals...

Denzil Mohammed updated 11/02/07

You know things bad when you stand dumbly at the entrance of an all-inclusive fete waiting to be frisked, searched, patted, spun around and scanned, and the security not even worrying with you...

Dr Hamid Ghany updated 25/02/07

Last Thursday, John Spence, writing in the Daily Express, expressed the view that his conclusion about the draft constitution by Sir Ellis Clarke “would shift our governance very much in favour of increased power of a single individual, the Executive President...

Ira Mathur updated 25/02/07

While Carnival raged in Trinidad and Tobago, I stood a spectator with a group of tourists at the drama in the sky...

Lennox Grant updated 25/02/07

While the many were wining up in a band or otherwise “movin’ to de riddum of de road,” the brave few who downstaged the Carnival proved to be nervous souls alternately biting their lips and praying...

Martin George updated 11/02/07

The recent uproar over the objections to the appointment of a sitting magistrate to the position of High Court judge have been analysed and described by itinerant columnist and veteran journalist Andy Johnson...

Overand Padmore updated 25/02/07

The Merry Monarch has ended his glorious reign confounding the countless Cassandras that Carnival 2007 would have been calamitous largely because of crime and resistance to change...

Peter Quentrall-Thomas updated 25/02/07

Well, my article on Jamaica provoked some interesting responses! Let me start by thanking everyone who wrote about the article...

Simon Lee updated 31/12/06

Never one to shirk the obligations of scribbling from the periphery and with an eye for synchronicity, I sit, or rather slump, on this glorious festival of boxes to write out the old year...

 

Monday

Debbie Jacob updated 26/02/07

And suppose that Cro Cro’s Dimanche Gras calypso really was a repeat of a song he once sang in Shadow’s Master’s Den. What exactly does this tell us about the National Calypso Monarch competition...

Fr Henry Charles updated 19/02/07

Honesty is a virtue that seems not only self-evidently but self-sufficiently important. It is often used interchangeably with integrity...

Prakash Persad updated 26/02/07

Is diversity the mother of creativity? If one were to look at T&T one might be tempted to say that the evidence is overwhelming...

Tuesday

Dr David E Bratt updated 27/02/07

A is for accidents. B is for brakes, or lack of it or sudden, as in pass and “jess stop so,” suddenly...

Pastor Clive Dottin updated 27/02/07

A nation in crisis needs God. There must be a hunger and thirst for righteousness, for the power of God to make a difference in the hearts and minds of every citizen...

Wednesday

Clevon Raphael updated 28/02/07

The good...

Tony Fraser updated 28/02/07

Over the last ten years, five years for certain, the Carnival has been spreading, room and space being created for social groups with differing tastes to once again enjoy the elements of the mas that meet with the stage-of-life, cultural tastes, physical abilities, even spiritual dispositions of larger numbers of people...

Thursday

Greater Caribbean This Week updated 01/03/07

Since its inception, the ACS has placed emphasis on the issue of trade as one of the more dynamic themes, and in fact it can be said that the initial leitmotif that encouraged the countries of the region to come together under this scheme was precisely the issue of trade...

Leela Ramdeen updated 01/03/07

Proficiency in the various aspects of literacy is critical if our citizens are to achieve their potential, if T&T is to achieve developed nation status. As Unesco states, “Literacy empowers and nurtures inclusive societies and contributes to the fair implementation of human rights.”

Sat Maharaj updated 01/03/07

AS secretary general of the Sanatan Dharma Maha Sabha, I led 18 senior pundits to India from February 2 to attend the Ardh Kumbh Mela in Prayag (Allahabad), India...
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 16/02/07

Indarjit “Apple” Rampersad-singh was my best friend and confidant. He was one of the most decent human beings that I ever met...

Peter Ray Blood's Pulse Column updated 23/02/07

SPECIAL thanks to Dean Ackin and Kristy Ramnarine for giving me one of the most enjoyable carnivals I’ve had for years...

Wesley George upadted 23/02/07

The family, without question, is the cornerstone of any society...

Saturday

Attillah Springer updated 24/02/07

Everybody run run run...

Gail Alexander updated 24/02/07

It must have been with some relief that Ministers Joan Yuille-Williams, Martin Joseph and Howard Chin Lee sat down to Thursday’s post-Cabinet media briefing at Whitehall...

Lisa Allen-Agostini updated 17/02/07

Guardian kaiso competition was the other day. As I was watching the performers sweating up on stage, I look at my little girls watching them and singing along...

Deborah D’Andrade-Lashley updated 27/01/07

I think a proper education and some kind of healthy spiritual guidance/practice that teaches/allows individuals to respect and live harmoniously with each other are key factors to producing individuals who can become competent and law-abiding citizens in any society...

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