- Time is unforgiving Jan 6, 2021
- Friends, Trinbagonians, countrymen, lend me your attention. I have decided to say here what I believe needs to be said at this perilous time in our nation's history.
- America's shame Jan 11, 2021
- As decent Americans try to come to terms with the shameful conduct of their president and his robotic army of white supremacists, dumb nationalists and sundry dissidents of multiple obscure persuasions, billions of people around the world who have suffered at the uneven, prejudiced hands of the world's greatest power will be inclined to gloat, to celebrate its implosion.
- Mr. Politician, Sah Jan 18, 2021
- The urgency with which this nation must address the issues that threaten to throw us back into the Stone Age cannot be over-emphasised. We were already in deep trouble when Covid-19 struck with pandemic force in early 2020, sending us reeling from blows to the body, the mind, even the spirit.
- Let them eat 'old batteries' Jan 25, 2021
- In my column last week, I questioned why the Government thought was necessary to exclude from scrutiny of the relevant authority details of Government to Government contracts. The point I was trying to make is that citizens almost instinctively do not trust politicians, especially when they are in office.
- Leaders or Liars Feb 1, 2021
- I prefix what I write here today with an article of faith that I have learnt to value, especially as I grow older: speak up, speak out, whenever I feel strongly about something, when I see lies being promoted as the truth, when I see evil portrayed as good, mine must be a voice of reason in a world that appears to be consumed by misinformation at a time when 'fake news' is ingested by herds of humans and regurgitated as gospel truths.
- Be careful when you hunt rapists Feb 8, 2021
- THE outrage expressed by many people over the most recent case of the abduction and murder of a young woman is understandable.
- Do not pollute protests with politics Feb 15, 2021
- I was wondering how many more candlelight vigils that seemed to be a genuine groundswell of public opinion on violent crimes against women would be staged in the name of abduction and murder victim Andrea Bharatt before two-by-two politicians sought to hijack what they would see as a mass movement they could ride for narrow self-interests, from photo-opportunities and media coverage to the prospect of political power.
- 'Granny' Luces: Making of an Icon Feb 22, 2021
- "There's an old lady here...she says she wants to register to run the marathon...I don't know what to do...can you come and sort this out?"
- We will survive Mar 1, 2021
- I cannot claim to have conducted any scientific survey by interviewing samples of the population the way political pollsters do, but I feel certain if I did, I would find that as many as seven out of every ten adults believe that 'Trinidad and Tobago gone through', in the broadest sense of that colloquial term.
- Remove these shackles Mar 8, 2021
- If a brush with death is said to prompt man to reflect more deeply on life, then the Covid-19 pandemic that swooped down on mankind last year, cutting a path of death and destruction such as we had never seen in our lifetime, has also triggered deep thinking on the social contracts that exist among governments and the governed, on how societies are structured to sustain inequality, and on altering such arrangements, replacing them with more equitable alternatives.