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Sunday 9th September, 2007

 
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Guardian Columnists
Sunday
Anand Ramlogan updated 09/09/07

The ringing endorsement from the party faithful at the PNM special convention for the promised winds of change that were about to blow through the windows of their precious Balisier House confirms PM Manning’s firm grasp on the horns of his party...

Dana Seetahal updated 09/09/07

With an unprecedented amount of money available to it in the last six years, the Government embarked on ambitious social programmes...

Dennis Pantin updated 09/09/07

We will not avoid another economic collapse—as occurred in the 1980s—unless we get the economics right...

Denzil Mohammed updated 09/09/07

Apparently, like the rest of us, Osama bin Laden is concerned about the way he looks. The Associated Press reported on Thursday night that al Qaeda was releasing a new video of its leader in commemoration of the September 11...

Dr Hamid Ghany updated 09/09/07

The recent decision by the political leader of the PNM, Patrick Manning, to use opinion polls that were personally requested by him as a means of screening candidates for seats currently held by PNM Members of Parliament, has caused considerable controversy...

Ira Mathur updated 09/09/07

Mostly we lie. That's a statement of fact, not a judgment. Alcoholics lie about big things, and we lie about small things, and we lie to other people and above all we lie to ourselves. Big lies, small lies...

Lennox Grant updated 09/09/07

Well, there’s far more finesse, this time round, than firing anyone by fax. That had happened in April, 1995, to Hong Kong-based Trinidad and Tobago honorary consul, Alexander Lau, a man of the world, as fluent in Mandarin as he was knowledgeable about French wines...

Martin George updated 09/09/07

It’s rather interesting to see our politicians now running around like chickens with their heads cut off as they react to the results of various polls before the national polls, due to come on later this year...

Peter Quentrall-Thomas updated 09/09/07

It’s 3.30 pm on August 28 on the Valencia stretch, when all of a sudden unmarked vehicle PBZ1430, heading towards Arima, starts blowing its horn, flashing its lights and pushing everybody off the road...

Simon Lee updated 02/09/07

Having fallen foul of a psychopathic neoplantocrat (one of that flourishing species in this 2020 Creole landscape, who not only refuse to accept slavery was abolished but pray daily for its restitution along with all the trappings...

Monday

Debbie Jacob updated 03/09/07

I’ve never been able to figure out what intrigues me more: the timelessness of this landmark coming-of-age novel To Kill a Mockingbird...

Fr Henry Charles updated 03/09/07

The past decade or so has witnessed a series of historic apologies by heads of nations and ancient institutions. We’re familiar with celebrities and politicians baring their transgressions (usually sexual) on Oprah and Larry King...

Prakash Persad updated 27/08/07

Exams are stressful. To both the parents and the student. It is a sacrifice that people are willing to make, however, for it is the accepted and recognised mechanism for equipping one for the world of work...

Tuesday

Dr David E Bratt updated 04/09/07

Mud offshore. Mud onshore...

Pastor Clive Dottin updated 04/09/07

The pain that could drive you insane, the loneliness—the intense loneliness, the constant devaluation experienced on a daily basis, the stigma and discrimination...

 

Wednesday

Clevon Raphael updated 05/09/07

I am now more than ever convinced that Prime Minister Patrick Manning has a penchant for engaging in the politics of diversion...

Tony Fraser updated 05/09/07

Are T&T and other parts of the Caribbean regressing into a colonial region unable to cope with the demands of being independent states?

Thursday

Greater Caribbean This Week updated 06/09/07

On August 23, the world commemorated, once again, the International Day of Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition by a series of activities, some more striking than others...

Leela Ramdeen updated 06/09/07

Recently my friends and I stood with thousands of people in Parliament Square, London, to witness the unveiling of a statue in honour of Nelson Mandela...

Sat Maharaj updated 06/09/07

The Congress of the People (COP) leader, Winston Dookeran, launched a book titled Uncertainty, Stability and Challenges at the Yara Stadium, Arthur Lok Jack School of Business, on August 15...

 

Friday

Peter Ray Blood's Pulse Column updated 07/09/07

I’ve scuttled the pieces originally planned for this space, with apologies especially to Marilyn Marquez-Mose and her family. I promise that I will make up for it in next Friday’s edition...

Wesley George upadted 07/09/07

T&T is officially in election mode. I was wondering when the excitement would kick in and as of Monday it did. My phone has been ringing off the hook and I can hardly keep up with the “he say/she say” and the political manoeuvres of the three parties...

Lisa Allen-Agostini updated 07/09/07

You think it easy when you trying to get service in this place? Man, if I get vex the other day over bad service...

Saturday

Attillah Springer updated 08/09/07

What with candidates for the PNM dropping faster than a black girl’s self-esteem in a passa passa dance, I’m in two minds about just how entertaining this year’s election is going to be...

Gail Alexander updated 08/09/07

He looked bit tired...

 

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