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Trinidad and Tobago social, political and news opinion pieces

Daly Bread: We dance to survive; Rosa Guy’s score and our Police Service’s fail

At the end of this column I will adopt the words of a recent editorial in the Trinidad Express newspaper on violent crime even as the murderers, whom we have undoubtedly empowered, laugh in our faces. Meanwhile, I have been dwelling on the richness of our culture and its potential …

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Master’s Voice: Fear of the dark; addressing Trinbago’s ‘Nigger’ question (Pt One)

“Where a black man, by working about half an hour a day (such is the calculation), can supply himself, by aid of sun and soil, with as much pumpkin as will suffice, he is likely to be a little stiff to raise into hard work! Supply and demand, which science …

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Dear Editor: What desperately needs changing in St James’ We Beat festival

“[…] That appreciation [of traditional carnival characters at We Beat] does not, however, extend to the management of it. What I witnessed on Saturday night is an excellent example of what not to do if you are trying to get youths involved to pass it onto them.” Wired868 columnist Corey Gilkes …

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Father’s Day reflection: today’’s dads, yesterday’s granddads and different attitudes to the three Rs

Back in the 1970’s and 80’s, there was a Family Planning Association (FPA) bumper sticker which reminded the world that “The challenge is not in becoming a father but in being one.” After all, all it takes to have a child is a little rudeness, a little luck, (good or …

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Dear Editor: “Fazeer probably suffered severe memory loss!” Ex-PNM secretary defends party’s record with Hindus

“It is ludicrous that anyone with any modicum of decency can contemplate accusing the party of being anti-Hindu or against any religion. It is particularly disheartening when this is the stance of supposedly enlightened media practitioners who ought to know better, if they are really worth their salt.” The following …

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