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Dear Editor: Authoritarian or authoritative? Are calypsoes more poetry than reliable history?

“Sparrow literally put words in Dr Williams’ mouth to great effect. “Since Dr Bird—thankfully!—is still alive, I am sure that he would be eager to tell journalists/researchers what statements in his calypso ‘Get to hell outta here’ and, for that matter, his other calypsoes were historically accurate and where he simply used …

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Dear Editor: Disaster at Central Bank; QRC priest crushed by falling language standards

“She then almost gave out her sexual orientation when she said that she was ‘into Aaliyah’, and then attempted to correct it with ‘inter alia’ with the short ‘a’ pronunciation—which, by the way, is the correct Latin pronunciation. Only with the audience’s urging did she get it right in the end. Sigh!” The …

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Fixin’ T&T: Sea-bridge scandal is not mere incompetence; Rowley must fire Sinanan

“Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley’s apparent inability to remove Minister Sinanan mirrors his predecessor Mrs Kamla Persad-Bissessar’s difficulty in effectively treating with then Minister Jack Warner until the proverbial water became more than flour.” In the following press statement, local watchdog group, Fixin’ T&T, urges Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley …

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