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Dear Editor: PNM’s race-tinged ‘sari skit’ was exploited by gender feminists and critics too

“[…] The sari skit is also being used by the gender feminists—who must be distinguished from equity feminists and women’s activists—to drum up support for their cause. “Just like the politicians using race codes, this brand of feminist wants to create fear, with men as the demonised group, by raising …

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Daly Bread: The Khamal car caper; and T&T’s preference for personality over process

Khamal Georges, the CNC3 television anchor and journalist, has my total sympathy having recently suffered the terror of a hold-up at gunpoint when his motor vehicle was taken from him. I have interacted well with him.  He is not likely to take badly my commentary on the typical Trini comess …

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Gilkes: Today Beetham, tomorrow…; residents were wrong but there’s a lesson worth learning here

It was bound to happen. What happened to Minister Fitzgerald Hinds in the Beetham was unfortunate, illegal and disrespectful. But it was all but inevitable, given a whole range of things including our society’s religious refusal to examine ourselves and our past and connect that to our present realities. So, …

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Media Monitor: Best reviews PNM government’s continuing “communication” challenges…

Meaning, every competent Communications person knows, is made at the receiving end; whatever the message you intend to send, there is no guarantee that that is the message that will be received by those in whose garden the despatched message happens to fall. Whether or not it bears fruit at …

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Daly Bread: The charge of the light brigade; a look at govt’s new direction on crime

With hoopla and fanfare, a Commissioner of Police and a new Minister of National Security have been appointed within days of each other. The Commissioner is Gary Griffith, a former military captain and a Minister of National Security when the Opposition UNC was last in power. The Minister of National …

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NCRHA slams Guardian over Powell’s cancer and surgery claims; threatens legal action

“The report claims that Michael Powell lost half of his right foot to cancer. Fact: Cancer has not been diagnosed in any patient with that name ‘who lost half of their right foot’ currently being treated by the NCRHA… “We’ve taken the strong position that this trend of inaccurate reporting …

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